Sea Scouts disembark at Thornley

Anne Porter Heart of Durham Blog, News, Uncategorized

RIMG2803 (Custom)It may be far from the sea, but the Darlington Sea Scouts are not adverse to spending time on dry land and will turn their hands to most things, especially if it means getting out into the countryside, getting dirty and helping conservation in the process.

On a dry, and occasionally sunny, Saturday on the 4th of February the team of twelve youngsters and three leaders found their way to Thornley Woods, to contribute to the planting of 1100 trees that will help make Thornley Wood a wood again.

Durham Wildlife Trust’s Heart of Durham Project and Wolsingham Parish Council are working in partnership to restore Thornley Wood and have invited community groups like the Scouts and Beavers to help in the planting of these broad leaved trees. At the end of January Tow Law Millennium School walked from their school a mile away to lend their support for the morning and later this month, the Ecco Warriors from Wolsingham School will be out in force to carry on the planting

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Tubes and stakes mark the position for the trees


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First tree in

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Chatting over the mornings work

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A welcome hot potato

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Izzy with her 6th tree

Thank you to the Darlington Sea Scouts led by Anthony and Russell, 107 trees were planted which is a wonderful day’s work. Thank you to Wolsingham Parish Council who provided the potatoes for the lunch, and which were expertly cooked by the team members.