January 2024 Work Day

Date: 15th Jan 2024 Author: John Cox

On Saturday 13 January over 50 families and Leaders from Warminster and Southwick & North Bradley Groups braved the cold to help with the maintenance of our woodland campsite.  We coppiced the hazel in a glade in Biss Wood for Wiltshire Wildlife, letting in the sunshine so that bluebells, primroses and other wild flowers can bloom. We also thinned some of our trees in Jubilee Wood, planted a number of trees that Baloo had grown from nuts found in her garden and we planted some rows of hazel nuts from our own bushes in the hope that these will germinate and grow into saplings that we can plant out in the gaps that have formed in our young woodland.

This work really does help to ensure that the site is maintained to a suitable standard and develops in a way that benefits our young members, wildlife and the environment more generally.

Despite all the noise that we were making, we were making, we saw a pheasant, a wren and a hare

Thank you everyone.

John Cox – Warden

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls