Harpenden Scouts, Cubs and Beavers paint rainbow stones to say thank you to NHS

PUBLISHED: 14:45 26 May 2020 | UPDATED: 07:03 27 May 2020

1st Harpenden Scouts group painted 500 personal stones to create a rainbow thank you to the NHS.

1st Harpenden Scouts group painted 500 personal stones to create a rainbow thank you to the NHS.

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Members of 1st Harpenden Scouts painted 500 personal rainbow stones to say thank you to the NHS.

1st Harpenden Scouts group painted 500 personal stones to create a rainbow thank you to the NHS.1st Harpenden Scouts group painted 500 personal stones to create a rainbow thank you to the NHS.

The project involved Scouts, Cubs and Beavers, including some from the wider Harpenden and Wheathampstead district, and and was organised to mark International Nurses Day earlier this month.

The stones were used to build a rainbow design at Luton and Dunstable Hospital to show the youngsters’ respect and gratitude to the nurses, midwives and all other NHS staff and volunteers who have been working tirelessly in the face of the coronavirus.

Scout leader Andy Wrentmore said: “NHS staff and volunteers are doing phenomenal work right now in caring for COVID-19 patients. It is our turn to make sure we look after them, to ensure they can keep doing their vital work. In these difficult times, it gives us all as individuals, groups, and organisations the chance to show we care and to make a difference.

“This is to celebrate and show gratitude to amazing nurses, to bring smiles to everyone and to remind them we are with them. Thank you for being amazing and helping so many.”

1st Harpenden Scouts group painted 500 personal stones to create a rainbow thank you to the NHS.1st Harpenden Scouts group painted 500 personal stones to create a rainbow thank you to the NHS.

* More than 1,300 young people in Harpenden are excited about the prospect of returning to scouting, having fun with friends and enjoying the great outdoors again. 200 more youngsters would love to join them but sadly can’t as there’s a shortage of leaders.

Can you help? No qualifications needed other than a passion for working with young people  - helping them to develop life skills, to make a great positive contribution to society and make memories and friends that last a lifetime.

So, if you are between 18 and 80+, find out how you can join the scouting family and make a real difference, contact dc@harpendenscouts.org.uk

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