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Deepings Apache Cub Scouts earn their green Blue Peter badges from an environmental challenge

Children in the Deepings have been working hard to reduce their negative impact on the environment.

Members of the Deepings Apache Cub Scouts took on a number of eco-friendly challenges to gain their Blue Peter Green Badge.

The presentation coincided with World Environment Day.

The badge focuses on the environment
The badge focuses on the environment

Leader Heidi Latronico-Ferris said: "We wanted to show our Cubs that the little things do and can make a difference.

"They really enjoyed getting involved in all the aspects of the badge and have started to look at what they do at home as well to have a bigger impact."

To complete the badge, the Cubs learnt about different types of plastic and the importance of recycling and reusing items as much as possible.

Deepings Apache Cub Scouts completed the Blue Peter Green Badge
Deepings Apache Cub Scouts completed the Blue Peter Green Badge

The group went on to learn how ways to reduce energy consumption and rounded off their activities by looking after the natural environment.

Heidi added: "We made sure we were able to demonstrate how everything connects together and no one thing exists in isolation."

The challenge wasn't just a hit with the children, but also the leaders who were delighted to find they were eligible for a badge.

Heidi said: "We were able to make the childhood dreams of gaining a Blue Peter Badge possible for our leaders as well!"

Leaders fulfilled their childhood dreams
Leaders fulfilled their childhood dreams

The Blue Peter Badge is normally issued to individuals, but this year a special eco-challenge has been created to enable groups to take part.

The presentation on World Environment Day coincided with National Volunteer Week.

Scouting launched a #GoodForYou campaign to celebrate the fact that volunteering is good for improving wellbeing and developing skills for the future.

To get involved with Scouting visit www.scouts.org.uk

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