16 October 2016: Community Project

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For our World Challenge we have completed a community project, working with Kidlington Parish Council and St Mary's Church.

We started by thinking about what we could do to help at the beginning of September. In our Sixes we made a list of the various different groups within our community and the types of projects that Cub Scouts might be able to carry out.

We came up with a shortlist of ideas and Akela approached several groups to see who would be interested in working with us. The Parish Council were very keen to get involved and had an excellent project in mind - getting St Mary's churchyard looking clean and tidy.

At the beginning of October, three of the Parish Councillors came along to talk to the Cubs about what they would be doing and how this would help their local community. The Cubs then made a list of all the equipment that they would need to bring along on the day, including scrubbing brushes, clippers ... and old clothes!

On the morning of 16 October the weather was terrible and it looked like we may need to postpone; however, the sun came out and by the time we started work at 2pm it was warm and sunny. The Cubs worked very hard, cutting back ivy, clearing grass and even unearthing several hidden gravestones. By the time we finished, two hours later, the churchyard was looking fantastic.

We are very proud of all our hard work and we are looking forward to being able to enjoy it when we take part in the Remembrance Parade in November.