A group of Haverhill teenagers are appealing for ideas for a community project for them to focus on in 2014.
Explorer Scouts (aged 14 to 18) of the Colne Valley Triad – so called because the group is for former Scouts from 1st Haverhill, 2nd Haverhill and Kedington – helped to re-do the courtyard at Burton End Primary School earlier this year.
Now they are looking for a similar task for next year and are urging people to come forward with suggestions.
“We already had some links to Burton End so arranged that for a project as we knew they wanted their courtyard re-doing,” said assistant Explorer Scout leader Debbie Hodges.
“It’s good for them to get involved in this sort of project where they are out doing things in the community and also helps with their badges, as they have to do some community work for things like the Chief Scout’s Award.
“We’d like to invite the community to tell us if there’s something they would like doing similar to the Burton End project.
“This could be things like a space that needs rejuvenating, a communal garden that needs replanting, helping at a care home, and more.”
Any project must be within the skill set of the teenagers and should not be ‘too adventurous’ for health and safety reasons, so activities such as working on a roof would not be permitted.
“It will have an element of manual labour and tidying up, and that’s why we’re asking people if they can think of things as they may come up with a really good idea that we could help with.”
The Burton End project was done over April and May, with Scout Community Week being in June.
You can contact Debbie on email@example.com