Sunday 05 August, Tom L, our Australian Scout Medallion candidate organised a brilliant project for part of his award requirements.
It included all sections of 2nd Gordon’s group including Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers in canoes and kayaks scouring the shorelines of Cowan Creek from Apple Tree Bay Bobbin Head for rubbish.
25kg of general rubbish and a very old 20kg wheel/tyre was collected with support from Clean Up Australia (also organised by Tom in conjunction with National Parks).
Of no surprise, a large amount of rubbish wrapped around rock oysters and trees were plastic shopping bags and bottles. And the oddest item we found was a rusted out cast iron camp oven.
The weather was another beautiful warm Winter’s day. Leaders from all sections were also present.
This acitivity was particularly inspiring because it entailed conserving our natural environment, inter-group socialising, and most of all, a fun way to do it by paddling!
We wish Tom all the best completing his ASM before moving up a section to Venturers. Thank you to all members and parents who helped out today to make this happen for Tom, Bobbin Head National Parks for hosting us, and West Pymble Scouts for the loan of extra canoes.