Recycle Now’s NEW partnership with the Scouts
Recycle Now is excited to share with you our brand-new partnership with the Scouts! With funding from the People’s Postcode Earth Trust, we are thrilled to be partnering with two badges which are aimed at the Beaver and Scout age groups.
The Scouts is an organisation which was first formed in 1908, they encourage young people to do more, learn more and be more. Saving our environment has never been more important and Recycle Now are working with the next generation so they can start to make a big difference now!
We have teamed up on this exciting project that incorporates the work Recycle Now do and the amazing activities the Scouts do with young people, across the United Kingdom.
The badges are focussed on the environment, our impact on it and what we can do about it. We have incorporated our passion for recycling into activity sheets to accompany the competition of the badges. We want to enhance awareness and what more can be done in and around the home and know these amazing young people will do a brilliant job.
Beavers Global Issues Activity Badge
This badge is targeted at 6-8-year olds and aims to get the young people thinking about what they can do to help their immediate environment. Whether that’s recycling more or saving energy. Participants of this badge will take part in sessions exploring environmental issues and how they feel about it, what they do and do not understand and how they feel they can change existing habits into more environmentally friendly ones.
Scouts Environmental Conservation Activity Badge
This badge is targeted at 10-14-year olds and as part of the activity sheet - they’ll need to find out what is recyclable in their local area by using the recycling locator. With a few different options to choose from, (either building their own recycling bins or creating a sustainable building from the recyclable items) it will enable them to pick an activity that best suits them. This means that each individual can focus on something that’s really important to them.
In completing their badges, we hope it brings about a whole new appreciation for the environment and recycling and that this message can be passed on to friends and family to encourage people to recycle more and more.
Craig Stephens, Recycle Now Campaign Manager said “we’re really pleased and excited about our new partnership with the Scouts. They are such a fantastic organisation; we believe that young people are our future. By taking part in the activities and gaining their environmental badges they will really start to understand and help spread the word about recycling more of the right things more often and reducing their food waste”.
Simon Carter – Assistant Director for the Scouts said “helping young people take practical steps to recycle plastics and other materials is a really important part of being a modern active citizen. We welcome this partnership with Recycle now and value their support in our work with young people”