Recycle the Christmas tree with the local Scouts

AFTER the Christmas festivities when it is time to pull down the Christmas tree, think of the 1st Maids Moreton Scouts.

The Scouts will be collecting Christmas trees in the new year around the Buckingham area.

This is the sixth year they have offered this service and would like to offer it to more villages, as up until now it has only been in areas where the scouts were able to post leaflets through doors.

All scouts work towards the Chief Scouts Gold Award which is the highest award that can be earned in the scout section and to qualify for this they first have to earn eight challenge badges covering many areas of scouting.

Two of these are global and community.

Christmas tree collecting goes towards a part of each badge, as for the global they take action over global issues - recycling - and in community they must give their time to help the community.

Scout leader, Doug Newman said: “Alongside the gardening that our scouts do for old people’s homes in Buckingham, Christmas tree collection helps the community by reducing the number of trees left to decay around town.”

They also helped shoppers pack their bags for free in the Tesco Superstore on Christmas Eve.

Collections will take place on January 8, from 10am to 1pm, for a small donation of £5 to scout funds.

To arrange for your Christmas tree to be collected visit

www.1stmaidsmoretonscouts.org and click on the link to register.