THE 1st Ledbury Scouts, including Cubs, Scouts and Explorers, have found an environmentally friendly way to celebrate 100 years of scouting in the market town.

Last weekend they gathered to to plant 100 trees at the Scouts campsite, Warren Oak, just outside Ledbury.

The trees were donated by The Woodland Trust and included hazel, rowan and oak, and were planted to recognise 100 years of Scouting in Ledbury.

This was the last event in 2019 marking the centenary and. in spite of a frosty morning last Saturday, a good number of youngsters arrived with spades in hand.

Group Scout Leader, Edd Hogan, said “Planting trees leaves a lasting legacy and it is a fitting way to mark the end of our centenary year. Taking part is also linked to the ‘My World’ challenge badge that the young people work towards.”

The group has also received a letter of congratulations from the patron of the Scouts, The Queen.

But another task is already being planned.

The Scouts will be at Tesco for their annual charity bag pack on Saturday December 14, "raising money for next year’s projects which will include camps, backwoods camping and an array of other outdoor based activities".

Mr Hogan said: "The 1st Ledbury Scouts cater for young people aged from five through to 18 and there are around 65 young people currently involved across the different sections."

Any young person who is interested in joining is asked to seek parental permission and get in touch with the Edd at