Submitted by Steve on 17:02, 19th Oct, 2018 | 0

On Saturday 13th October 2018, Scouts from the 3rd St. Martins Cub Scout group came to the GSPCA to help out at the Shelter and gain hours towards their badges in Community Impact, Environmental Conservation and World Challenge awards. 

The 9 Scouts, guided by parent volunteers, were able to give a good tidy both the GSPCA Memorial Garden and the Poison Garden and duck pond walkway of leaves and weeds.

Working in teams we were able to be part of GSPCA environmental project by ensuring that the 10 large sacks of green waste gathered will be put to excellent use in our on site composers.

Tim Pellett GSPCA Community and Training Officer who cared for the group said “We discussed the positivity of recycling and self-sufficiency, growing our own veggies and healthy eating for ourselves and our pets.”

“Even the black sacks used to carry the leaves have been reused again since!”

A spokesperson from the Scout group said “A huge thank you goes out to the GSPCA staff who made us all feel very welcome today, especially Beckie who allowed us to interact with the reptiles and gave a talk on responsible animal care and re-homing.”

Tim continued “I was able to discuss with the Scouts, the positivity of volunteering in the community, attitudes and values.”

“There were some brilliant intuitive questions and thought-provoking answers offered, as well as some good old-fashioned hard work.”

“Well done everyone.”

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Education and show casing the work we do at the GSPCA is at the heart of our aims and objectives.”

“We are happy to go out to do talks on our work and for those interested in a tour please do get in touch.”

“During half term we have Spooky Tours for the children and places are limited so please get in touch as soon as possible to book their place.”

To find out more on trips, talks and our education work please email [email protected] or call 01481 257261


Some awards open for nominations currently are –

The ADCH & Petplan Awards -

The Ceva Animal Welfare Awards –

To find out more on trips, talks and our education work please email [email protected] or call 01481 257261

If you would like to help at one of our upcoming events please give Michelle a call on 257261 or email [email protected]

If you would like to find out more on how you can support the shelter and the animals in our care then please visit our fundraising page

For details on Spooky Tours and Halloween Treasure Hunt Tours at the GSPCA October Half Term

Could you 'Trick or Pet Treat' this Halloween & collect for animals at the GSPCA & safety tips

To see some of the animals looking for homes at the GSPCA please visit –

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To find out our opening hours and when you can visit some of the animals in our care please visit

To see some of the animals looking for homes please visit -

On Monday 5th November we have a volunteer induction evening and for more information and additional induction dates please visit or call 257261

To see our upcoming guided tours please visit -

To become an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor to sponsor the hoglets and support our work please visit -

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