Steventon scouts clean up
Beaver scouts in Steventon were rewarded for their litter-picking activities last week with a giant cheque for £250. The beavers took part in last month's Big Tidy Up campaign and were picked out as winners from all the groups that organised clean ups.
John Tanner, chair of the Oxfordshire Waste Partnership, presented the cheque with Alison Rooke, chairman of Vale of White Horse District Council and Jenny Hannaby, the councillor at the Vale with responsibility for recycling and waste.
John said, "I am thrilled to award this well deserved prize to the Steventon Scouts for cleaning up their village. I only wish everyone in Oxfordshire who supported the Big Tidy Up could have got a prize". Jenny added: "You only seem to hear negative stories about youngsters these days, so it's really important to shout about these types of activities."
Diane Cloutman, is pack leader of these enthusiastic Beavers and was thrilled to receive the money. "It was a great surprise to get the phone call to hear we'd won £250 for litter-picking," she said. "The beavers are looking forward to spending some of the money on a Christmas party, but we also plan to donate some to charity and also plant shrubs in a scouting garden."