Thursday 22 February 2024
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Scouts in Rushcliffe learn how to recycle with Council activity book

Members of a Rushcliffe based scout group are now learning how to recycle even more effectively thanks to an activity book teaching the correct items to place in the correct bins at home and across its communities.


1st Meadow Covert scout group have received over 40 recycling activity books from Rushcliffe Borough Council.


They are now enabling attendees to learn and engage with methods on how to properly dispose of waste items such as glass disposal and explore other green ways to recycle waste through composting.

The children’s books are available to view on the Council’s website at where copies can also be downloaded.

They take children through a fun set of resources that include a crossword, dot to dot, sudoku, spot the difference and other advice that helps them relate to the recycling process.

Fiona Burrows, District Commissioner for scouting in Rushcliffe contacted the Council’s Customer Service Centre having found the book on the authority’s webpage.

The Council’s Waste and Customer Services teams then ensured that the resources were made available and delivered to the group.

Fiona said: “The Cubs and Beavers are learning about the benefits of recycling on the environment through fun and challenging activities, the booklet ties in well with the work towards their Community Impact and Environment badges.

“Beavers, Cubs and Scout group leaders and volunteers do amazing work all over the Borough in helping children learn #SkillsforLife in an entertaining and engaging way. These booklets from the Council are playing their part to give young people the opportunities they need.”


The Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Finance and Customer Access Cllr Gordon Moore met with Fiona, Customer Service Supervisor Helena Staniland and some of the scout group to deliver the activity books at a meeting last week.


He said: “Groups like these are essential to our communities so we must support them wherever we can and we’re delighted to donate these activity books to aid the children’s learning on recycling, it’s vital our next generations carry on environmental priorities.


“As an authority we are committed to greener initiatives such as our Carbon Clever project and we’re always keen to hear more about how our community groups are making strides on their environmental journeys to learn if we can assist them even further.”


Fiona added: “It’s fabulous to see that the Council is committed to supporting local groups. Volunteering is #GoodforYou with career boosting skills, improving your wellbeing, and helps you make connections with friends, family and your local community. Please visit if you can help.”