Scouts hard at work to brighten up village

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SCOUTS from a village lived up to their famous motto when they tackled a number of tasks for their community.

The scouts from Mawsley clubbed together to carry out maintenance and repair tasks in their area, with help from homebuilder Taylor Wimpey.

The company supplied all the funds for nails, staples and wood – plus dozens of chocolate bars, fruit and cans of pop – as the scouts needed to ‘be prepared’ for fixing a fence around the village pond.

The children also cleaned the pond area, planted bulbs and carried out general maintenance duties around Mawsley village’s public spaces.

Helped by Tom Sanders of the Mawsley Villagers’ Association, the 1st Mawsley Scout Group approached Taylor Wimpey when they were preparing for their community work week, and asked if there were any tasks the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts could take on to help their village.

Assistant Beaver leader Judy Bauckham said: “This is the biggest community project our group has undertaken since we first started five years ago.

“This is just one of the many jobs we completed for Mawsley village residents during our recent community week.

“The experience the youngsters have gained has helped them on their way to achieving both their outdoors and safety badges.”

Taylor Wimpey’s Chris Leeson said the firm was pleased to help.

He said: “We always consider the communities in which we build our homes.

“We were more than happy to offer our support for such a fantastic community project when we were approached.”