The Young Rangers' Club
A Club for Children interested in Wildlife & Conservation
The Bird Nest Box Community Project
|Nesting wildlife received a boost in March
2003, thanks to the Lions Club of Honiton & District and Offwell Young Rangers' Club.
As part of their support for good causes, the Lions Club donated £250 to the Young Rangers' Club. The donation was used to help fund the cost of the Bird Nest Box community project, which was carried out by the Young Rangers.
Alan Crofts, the Ranger who runs the club, commented The Young Rangers have really enjoyed doing this project. They would not have been able to complete it without the funding from the Lions Club. Of course, it is not only benefiting the Young Rangers. It is promoting wildlife conservation, as well as helping to bridge the gap between generations. Michelle, one of the Young Rangers said;
I really like building things for wildlife and helping older people to see more wildlife in their gardens, because they cant get out so much.
The Young Rangers Club gives local youngsters the opportunity to get outdoors and learn first hand about wildlife. The club gives children a safe and structured environment to learn about wildlife, the countryside and its crafts. It also allows them to put something back into their community through projects such as the Bird Nest Box initiative. says Alan Crofts.
The club has a full and varied programme ranging from bug collecting and bat detecting, to rock pooling and fossil hunting on local beaches.
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