September 28th, 2016

Scout leaders dig in to get Redditch haven ready for a summer of activities

Scout leaders dig in to get Redditch haven ready for a summer of activities Scout leaders dig in to get Redditch haven ready for a summer of activities
Digging in: Jonathan Payne, district Explorer Scout commissioner for Redditch, Paul Haigh, past president of SAGGA from Cheltenham, Adam Payne, an Explorer Scout, and Andy Harding, a Scout Leader from Burton-on-Trent, helping to reconstruct the bug hotel at Nash’s Acre.

A GROUP of volunteers descended on a field in Astwood Bank last Saturday (April 16) to help get the area ready for a summer of Scouting activities.

Members of the Scout and Guide Graduate Association (SAGGA) travelled to Redditch Scouts’ conservation area to help with a list of jobs that needed doing after the winter.

The area receiving the attention, to the rear of Astwood Bank Scout and Guide headquarters in Manor House Lane, is affectionately known as Nash’s Acre after current Redditch District Scout chairman, Peter Nash, who organised the purchase of the land from Redditch Borough Council and Severn Trent Water.

It is used by Scouts and Guides for outdoor activities and to take in the local wildlife as it contains ten different varieties of wildflower and six grasses and boasts a wildlife pond, bug and bee hides and a bug hotel as well as a shelter and a composting toilet.

Peter said: “There’s always a lot of work to be done down at Nash’s Acre, but I’m extremely grateful to members of SAGGA who came along on Saturday. I think it’s true to say that a good day’s work was carried out.”

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