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Engage Scout groups in community rail activity at your station: register here

Over 80 Scout groups have now been matched up with  stations across the UK as part of the Platforms for Change project, which sees groups from Squirrels to Explorers getting involved with community rail activities at stations such as art, gardening, DIY, travel confidence and many more.

Thank you to all Community Rail Network members who have already met up with Scout leaders to discuss activity and provide exciting opportunities for young people down on the platform.

We’ve started getting some fantastic snapshots of recent activity to share with you.

The 1st Ashton (Lord Gerard’s) Scout Group have been down to visit Sheila Davidson and the other volunteers at Hindley Station where they have done lots of weeding, tidying and bug hotel building.

The 4th Hucknall Cub Pack had a fantastic morning at Bulwell Station with the Robin Hood Line CRP and Hayley from Buzzing Routes. The Cubs weeded a large bedding area next to the platform and added some more plants and seeds, as well as creating signs for the station garden.

There are still over 50 Scout groups looking to link up with their local station – these can be adoption groups, community rail partnerships or train operator-managed stations.

If you would like to sign up to be a host station and take part in the project, visit the Platforms for Change webpage.

If you have any questions, contact Karen Bennett.