Newham scouts help create a green oasis for Beckton residents

Scouts from the 8th Newham helped create a garden for residents in sheltered housing

Scouts from the 8th Newham helped create a garden for residents in sheltered housing - Credit: Archant

A group of Newham scouts helped create a garden for the residents of a sheltered housing scheme during their community week.

The scouts from 8th Newham played their part in this year’s Scout Community Week by working at Beddalls Farm Court sheltered housing in Tollgate Road, Beckton.

Supported by B&Q, they created new flower beds and planted flowers and shrubs to allow the elderly residents a natural peaceful setting to enjoy.

Their efforts were part of Scout Community Week which has returned for a second year, running from June 3 to June 9, when the half a million Scouts from across the UK were encouraged to do one thing to help their community.

The initiative builds on the voluntary work that many Scouts are already doing as well as encouraging even more Scout Groups to get involved.

Lucy Read, a Scout volunteer 8th Newham, said: “Scout Community Week is a great opportunity for my Cub Scouts to help out and have fun at the same time. I know they’re really excited about getting involved and making a difference, and I’m looking forward to picking up some new skills myself.

“I love volunteering and working with young people. Just this evening they’ve learnt so many new life skills”.

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