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Scouts Complete Community Badge At Rotherham Care Home

SCOUTS aiming to achieve their community badge have been serving elderly care home residents in Rotherham.

Over a dozen 14 to 18 year old teens from the 9th Rotherham Scout Group visited Broadacres Care Home, on Naylor Street, Parkgate.

They helped serve refreshments, supper and spent time chatting with the residents.

They were supported by assistant Scout leaders Heather Sherratt, Richard Jepson, Jonathan James and Dylan Harries.

Heather said: “We want to do as much intergenerational work as possible for our young people to understand and respect our elder generation.

“To be able to do this in a care home environment is fantastic. We know this is the start of a great relationship with Broadacres Care Home and we look forward to many more visits in future.”

Diane Rice, activities coordinator at Broadacres Care Home, said: “We believe it’s very important to create links with the community, to keep our residents engaged and provide a more stimulating and interesting place to live.

“When the Scout group contacted us to ask if they could visit our residents we were delighted. Young people always bring so much energy and enthusiasm into the home.

“The residents had a wonderful time talking to them about their badges and what they get up to in the Scouts. We look forward to seeing them again.”

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