Saturday, 6 June 2009

Gardening with local Scouts

This morning I joined Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and an Explorer Scout from the 41st Medway Scout Group for a community project in Walderslade village. Thanks to Councillor David Brake, the Council kindly donated a truck load of plants for the Scouts to put into existing concrete tubs. We spent 90 minutes weeding, digging and turning the soil before arranging and planting various flowers. I was working with two excellent Beavers, one who was 6 and the other was 7, a lovely female Scout (girls weren't allowed in the Scouts in my day!) who kept us entertained with Lady Ga Ga tunes from her mobile and an Explorer Scout who taught me the difference between the Explorers and Venture Scouts (I wish they existed when I was in the Guides!!!). I arranged my tub of flowers into a "41" in honour of the Group but not sure I am quite good enough to consider it as an alternative career! I had to leave after 2 hours but left the committed group of youngsters merrily digging away.

After doing a few chores, I went to the Golden Eagle in Burham for a post-election thank you gathering hosted by our new KCC Councillor Peter Homewood. There has been some further analysis done on the voting in the Malling Rural North East and Malling Central wards - all I will say is that I would be delighted if something similar happened during the General Election!

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