Disasters, crises and cries of help come in many forms, they may be local or international. 1st Bourne Scouts this Christmas will continue to support those less fortunate than themselves through a number of fundraising and other initiatives.
The group has already shared £500 with Bourne Rotary Club to provide Aquaboxes to provide much needed aid to the Philippines. This addresses one of the most urgent single problems facing the relief agencies, which is the provision of a supply of safe drinking water.
Closer to home our young people are supporting the Bourne Food Bank through donations of seasonal gifts for those who will be receiving food parcels over the Christmas period. Beavers, Cubs, Explorers and Scouts have all donated small gifts to brighten up the food parcels, which will be distributed in the area. The group is conscious of its roots in the community and by these gifts will be supporting families who are struggling over the festive period.
Finally the group will undertake its annual Christmas bag pack where half of the money donated will go to organisations working to support the community in the town.
At a time when all too often we hear about anti-social behaviour amongst youngsters over 70 young people are involved in Scouting in the town. 1st Bourne Scouts have always tried to help others both locally and nationally and internationally.
Greg Cejer from 1st Bourne Scouts said: “As a group we are pleased to support a number of good causes in the town. Our own young people are always willing to help others as part of their scouting. Helping the Foodbank over Christmas is something all of our youngsters can be involved in.”
This year 1st Bourne Scouts members, their Leaders and Executive members have been involved in raising funds for other local good causes. Many young people have given their time freely to help raise this money and provide gifts for the foodbank.