Scouts brighten church gardens

Scouts gardening
Scouts gardening

Oakham All Saints Scout Group

Twenty-eight scouts braved the wind and rain on Monday, June 1, to plant around 200 petunia, pansies, verbena and million bells.

The colours, as advised by Oakham in Bloom to match the rest of the town, were purple, silver and gold.

Young members of both the cubs and the scouts tend the flowerbeds at the church twice a year to ensure the gardens stay looking tidy and beautiful.

It also teaches the children about community spirit and the importance of looking after a garden.

According to Oakham’s Group Scout Leader, Mark Campbell, they also enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate after their efforts.

“It was a very blustery evening, so we rewarded their efforts with a hot, sweet drink,” he remarked.

Mark also went on to say that it “was very important to the Scouting movement to be seen in the community”.

“We are crying out for adults to help run our meetings and events,” he continued.

“Being visible and helping other institutions in and around Oakham serves not only to fulfil the Scout promise and help others, but also to create awareness that Scouts is prospering in the local area.

“We would be able to run more meetings and welcome more young people if we could recruit more adults to help lead.”

Mark pointed out that potential leaders and helpers don’t need any Scouting experience and that training would be provided where necessary.

If you’d like to join Scouting in Oakham, either as a youth member or a member of the successful adult leadership team please contact Mark Campbell on 07428 110433 or