A SEA Scouts group are on a mission to help the planet by joining the Recycle with Michael scheme.

When deciding what 3rd Wigton Sea Scouts could do to gain both their community impact and global issues badges, group leader Sue Cruickshank decided this scheme would be best.

She explained: “For their global issues activity badge the beavers will learn about recycling by taking part in this scheme run by the Salvation Army and at the same time will be raising funds for the charity fulfilling some of the criteria for their community impact stage one badge.”

Recycle with Michael claims to only send one percent of textile donations received to landfill with a 99 percent reused or recycled.

3rd Wigton Sea Scouts will be raising funds for a worthwhile charity and at the same time helping the environment by encouraging recycling.

“Over the Spring term right up until Easter we will be aiming to fill at least 50 bags of unwanted shoes, clothing and bed linen to raise funds to support the valuable work of the Salvation Army,” added Sue.

“We are hopeful in reaching our target especially as our older sections - cubs and scouts - are also assisting the beavers to achieve their goal.”

This is only part of their badge work, beavers will also be taking part in activities and projects surrounding water and plastic pollution, endangered animals as well as Fairtrade. The group will also work with Cathy Gruba from West Cumbria Rivers Trust alongside Watchtree Nature Reserve.

For anyone interested in joining the Sea Scouts contact Sue on 07857 281470.