SLIDESHOW: Blooming great bulb planting

Last Sunday, the local scout troop joined forces with the Bridlington Lions to plant 1,000 bulbs near Burlington Junior School.

Scouts across the country are taking action in their local communities as part of the Million Hands project, which serves to help people in need and tackle real life issues that affect not only them but whole communities.

Around 1,000 bulbs have been planted around Burlington Junior School thanks to the work of the local scout group and Bridlington Lions.

Around 1,000 bulbs have been planted around Burlington Junior School thanks to the work of the local scout group and Bridlington Lions.

At the same time the Lions Club International is also on a similar project to reach 100 million people across the world, which made this joint project a perfect pairing.

Leading the 1st Bridlington Scout Troop, Gary Trowbridge said: “I’ve got a good crew – the Cubs and Beavers are going to join in as well – that’s the younger sections.

“We try to get as many people involved as we can.

“The Lions looked around and it’s about 100 yards from where our meeting room is.

I like the way we work as a group to achieve something.

Isobel Yorke

“It’s where a lot of us live.”

The young Scouts were incredibly enthusiastic in their work and eager to help their local community.

Isobel Yorke, aged 13, said: “It is great to get involved in the community. In our scout group there are about 24 and we should have about 60 turning up. I’ve been in Scouting for eight years and I like the way we work as a group to achieve something.”

It was a good morning with the local radio station even taking an interest in the event and dialling in for a live interview with the excited Scouts.

Around 1,000 bulbs have been planted around Burlington Junior School thanks to the work of the local scout group and Bridlington Lions.

Around 1,000 bulbs have been planted around Burlington Junior School thanks to the work of the local scout group and Bridlington Lions.

Representing the county of Humberside, Harry Shires said: “I’m so proud of these Scouts. Giving up a few hours of their half-term holiday to really help make an impact within their local community is just fabulous.

“Scouting continues to flourish and its effects can be felt more and more as young people take a greater interest in the lives of others around them and how we can always do more to protect and develop our towns and cities for the future.”

Scouting is always looking for new volunteers.

Visit www.scouts.org.uk/join for more.

Around 1,000 bulbs have been planted around Burlington Junior School thanks to the work of the local scout group and Bridlington Lions.

Around 1,000 bulbs have been planted around Burlington Junior School thanks to the work of the local scout group and Bridlington Lions.

Around 1,000 bulbs have been planted around Burlington Junior School thanks to the work of the local scout group and Bridlington Lions.

Around 1,000 bulbs have been planted around Burlington Junior School thanks to the work of the local scout group and Bridlington Lions.

Around 1,000 bulbs have been planted around Burlington Junior School thanks to the work of the local scout group and Bridlington Lions.

Around 1,000 bulbs have been planted around Burlington Junior School thanks to the work of the local scout group and Bridlington Lions.