Little Stanion Brownies will be walking in a woodland wonderland

A Little Stanion youth group has teamed up with an environmental charity to plant more than 400 trees in their village.

Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 11:38 am
Volunteers at 1st Little Stanion Brownie's tree planting

Girls from 1st Little Stanion Brownie unit, leaders, parents and community volunteers gathered to plant saplings of native British trees donated by The Woodland Trust.

Part of their 'Take Action' award, the Brownies have already held a litter pick and mock parliamentary debate to earn badges designed to encourage girls to make a difference and have their voices heard.

Claire Marsh, who co-runs the group with Sam Holdsworth, said: "The girls love it and they are really getting involved. We worked in teams and it only took us two and a half hours to plant the 420 trees. We did some research and found the Woodland Trust free trees initiative.

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"The girls will be able to look keep an eye on the trees as they are growing up. Now we've planted the trees, in 20 years or so years time it will continue the wood towards Corby.

"We have asked if it could be called Brownie Wood which would be a real legacy for the girls."

The 34 volunteers planted the saplings of oak, rowan crab apple, willow holly and birch on land owned by JME Civils and Little Stanion Farm Management.

Formed in February 2017, 1st Little Stanion Brownie unit which has 13 members, two leaders and two young leaders, meet in the village Welcome Centre recruiting from the village and beyond.

Claire, known to the Brownies as Tawny Owl, said: "The girls are working on the Take Action theme as part of the new programme and they have really embraced it.

"It will be great for them to see the trees grow as the girls grow up too."

1st Little Stanion Brownies, meet on Mondays from 6pm to 7.30pm at the Welcome Centre, Little Stanion.

For further information on how to join the Little Stanion Brownies click here.