Recycle Devon have developed a special badge for Devon Scouts. Earning this badge will enable your Scouts, Cubs and Beavers to become more confident about what to recycle and how to reduce and reuse their waste, as well as taking action to help the planet and use fewer resources.
Beavers, Cubs and Scouts can earn this badge by completing a selection of activities designed to help them learn more about Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, the 3 R’s actions to help manage Waste.
Never has this badge been more relevant; pictures from documentaries Blue Planet and Our Planet have vividly shown us the harm we are doing to the world. “Climate change activist Greta Thunberg has been at the forefront of a powerful youth movement showing young people that their involvement is essential in caring for the environment and preserving our world’s resources. “Sustainability also runs through the veins of the Scouting movement, as Baden Powell once said: “we should all leave the planet a little better than we found it.Councillor Andrew Leadbetter Chair of Devon County Scouts
More information about the badge and the requirements are available at http://devonscouts.org.uk/leaders/recycle-devon-scout-badge/