In July this year, Boys from the 22nd North Leeds cubs spent a meeting building beautiful hanging baskets for a local sheltered housing scheme run by Leeds Jewish Housing association, in a bid to brighten up the area and give something back to the community.

Plain walls around the Skyte House, Stonegate Way and Sheila Saunders Lawn schemes became the target for a Cub Scout makeover as the boys transformed it into an array of colour.  Leaders commented ‘This provided an excellent opportunity for the boys to help other people and do a good turn, which is part of the cub scout law’.

The boys and leaders met up with the residents and presented and hung the baskets.  The boys and residents enjoyed having a chat over drinks and biscuits hosted by LJHA. Craig Simons, Director of Operations at LJHA explained “we all love the end result and what made it more special was both residents and cubs sharing stories and tales with each other. We hope this has planted the seeds for a blossoming future together.

hanging basket day

Boys spent the day putting up hanging baskets filled with flowers and plants around LJHA sites