In March this year Neil McKinlay (Friends of Ferry Glen Leader) and David Hutcheson completed a mini Eco workshop with the Cubs and it was fantastic to see how enthusiastic the group and the Leaders were.
The outcome of the workshops was most encouraging with the Cubs targeting the following Eco improvements: • Put the brakes on litter in the playground • Recycle more at home • Reduce the use of plastic at home
CleanFerry will be working with the Leaders this year to help promote litter awareness and recycling, and one of the badges the Cubs will be targeting is the World Challenge Award.
How to earn your award: There are 8 award requirements and 2 that CleanFerry can help with: • As a Pack, identify and complete an activity that benefits your local community. • Take part in an activity about the environment.
At the start of the mini workshop we covered how bad litter and fly-tipping can be within our community and the effects it can have on the residents, visitors and tourists. We explained to the Cubs how our hard working CleanFerry volunteers make such a difference to our local environment and also why they spend so much time maintaining our towns standards.
The Cubs showed great enthusiasm and interest (and lots of questions) during our reduce litter / recycle more / reduce plastic interactive session, and the Leaders have noted all Cubs' suggestions.
The Cub Leaders are going to organise a number of litter picks this year, raise awareness of what should be recycled and also help the Cubs create their own Eco Code with the spotlight being on small changes that can make a big difference. Any improvements made with recycling and using less plastic at home will be shared with the Cubs families to help build momentum.
Our Recent Posts
Ferry Fest 18
June 19, 2018
Ferry Fair 2018
June 8, 2018
Clean Up Scotland 2018
June 6, 2018
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!