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‘The scouts were out of this world!’

This was a quote from the Reigate and Banstead Countryside Ranger that we worked during our last team building camp.

As part of the camp we wanted the scouts (and leaders) to experience some hard work, whilst also helping out others. In order to achieve this we organised to work with a couple of Countryside Rangers to clear and area of Rhododendron ponticum in Banstead Woods; an invasive plant in our semi natural ancient woodlands which shades out understorey native flora, reducing the overall biodiversity of these precious habitats.

The scouts worked extremely hard and didn’t let up in their efforts, enthusiasm or humour for a minute and we cut, shifted and burnt a huge area in the 4 hours that we were there.

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