CUB Scouts are being encouraged to ‘go eco’ as part of a newly-revised badge to teach children the importance of getting involved in environmental conservation in their daily lives.

The Environmental Conservation Activity badge is now sponsored by The Salvation Army’s Recycle with Michael initiative, which works with children to divert unwanted clothing and shoes away from landfill.

Simon Carter, head of media for the Scouts, said: “We have already had a significant number of groups signed up to take part, showing what a great asset this partnership will be for our membership, getting the chance to learn about a current issue that lots of our young people care about and equipping them with the skills to help.

“Our aim is to ensure all young people get the chance to gain skills for life, from cooking to resilience to learning about the world around them. It all helps create better citizens for the future.”

Cub Scout groups who would like to get involved with the initiative can visit here to find out more.

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