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Scouts in The Parks would like your Recycling Vote please

Scouts in The Parks would like your Recycling Vote pleaseScouts in The Parks would like your Recycling Vote please
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Colin Doran

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In addition to a Beavers and Cubs, The Parks Scout Group have now opened a Scout Troop. All three sections meet in the Parks Community Centre in Bracknell (at staggered times) on A Friday evening.

The group are now raising funds to purchase items, especially equipment to go camping, for which the scouting movement is well known for. To this end, The Parks Scout group are fortunate to be one of the three good causes put forward to receive a proportion of the Bracknell Forest Council's recycling incentive scheme good cause donation fund.

The good causes scheme is currently being sponsored by the council's waste collection contractor SUEZ, and is available to be split between the good causes every three months. A point counts as a vote, rather than a monetary value. When the donation period ends, the points total will be recorded and 1,000 then split between the three causes. The funds are split in proportion to the points donated to each cause. Young Leader, Will Doran said " Camping is one of the best things about scouts. The Parks being a new group doesn't have any stuff as yet, and need all the help they can get in buying things."

Group Scout Leader, Michael Parker added "We now have over 70 young people and adults attending Scouting on a regular basis. A massive thank you to all our parents, guardians, young people and leaders who continue to make the Parks Group a success. We have been going nearly 3 years now and hope we make a difference not only to the young people but to our community as a whole."

Bracknell residents can vote in the Blue Bin recycling incentive scheme. Reward benefits of the scheme include free swimming, Gym or sauna at Bracknell Leisure Centre, Entrance to The Look Out, Theatre Tickets and membership at South Hill Park Arts Centre.

This cause will receive point donations from 1st May through to 31st July here.

Contributed by: Colin Doran

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