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11th Bognor Regis Pebbels Cub Pack Help The National Trust

A few weeks ago the older cubs from 11th Bognor Pebbles Pack got to spend the weekend helping the National Trust by planting some trees on top of the South Downs north of Slindon. It was part of the National Trust’s largest ever tree planting project where they are returning 185 acres of farmland back to woodland.


The woodland was cut down during the 1st World War to provide timber for the trenches. It was freezing cold as they were exposed to a bitterly cold northerly wind, but they persevered and were helped with drinks of hot chocolate. They also got to start a sculpture which will be permanently on the South Downs.


After a night spent at Basecamp they got to visit a local farm. Again it was freezing, but they wore plenty of layers as they saw the cows and sheep being fed.
Although it was cold the cubs enjoyed the experience especially as they got enough snow to have a snowball fight.