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Scouts help volunteers at GSPCA

Monday 22 October 2018

Scouts help volunteers at GSPCA
On Saturday 13 October 2018, Scouts from the 3rd St. Martins Cub Scout group came to the GSPCA to help out at the Shelter and gain hours towards their badges in Community Impact, Environmental Conservation and World Challenge awards.

The nine Scouts, guided by parent volunteers, were able to give a good tidy both the GSPCA Memorial Garden and the Poison Garden and duck pond walkway of leaves and weeds.

Working in teams we were able to be part of GSPCA environmental project by ensuring that the 10 large sacks of green waste gathered will be put to excellent use in our on site composers.

Tim Pellett, GSPCA Community and Training Officer who cared for the group, said “we discussed the positivity of recycling and self-sufficiency, growing our own veggies and healthy eating for ourselves and our pets.

“Even the black sacks used to carry the leaves have been reused again since!”

A spokesperson from the Scout group said “a huge thank you goes out to the GSPCA staff who made us all feel very welcome today, especially Beckie who allowed us to interact with the reptiles and gave a talk on responsible animal care and re-homing.”

Tim continued, “I was able to discuss with the Scouts, the positivity of volunteering in the community, attitudes and values.

“There were some brilliant intuitive questions and thought-provoking answers offered, as well as some good old-fashioned hard work.

“Well done everyone.”

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said, “education and show casing the work we do at the GSPCA is at the heart of our aims and objectives.

“We are happy to go out to do talks on our work and for those interested in a tour please do get in touch.

“During half term we have Spooky Tours for the children and places are limited so please get in touch as soon as possible to book their place.”

To find out more on trips, talks and GSPCA education work please email or call 257261.

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