A GROUP of cubs cooked up a storm when they did their daily good turn today, as they prepared a meal for homeless people using the soup kitchen in Burton.
Six youngsters from Winshill 22nd St Mark’s Scout Group made shepherd’s pie and apple crumble for the people heading to the Mosley Street venue, as part of a bid to get more involved with helping people in the community.
The group, all aged between eight and 10, received a round of applause when they were presented to the people who had enjoyed their food, and the chairman of the soup kitchen, Mick Cramp, said the service-users really enjoyed the meal.
He added: “The youngsters were very, very much into it, and they really enjoyed themselves doing it. It should be appreciated, what they had done, and they should be thanked for thinking about somebody else.”
The group – part of a 24-strong pack – got involved after completing their chef badge during Monday pack nights.
Assistant cub leader Sally Gibson said she arranged the visit in order to help the youngsters get more involved with helping people in the local community.
“I started talking to them about the ethos behind cub scouting and doing a good turn every day, and it all went from there.
“They are all in families, and I don’t think they could imagine not having somebody to look after them.
“I think it’s important they see that even if they don’t have much, there are a lot that have got less than them,” she added.
The money for the ingredients was donated by Winshill Residents’ Association.
Any money left over will go towards providing boxes of essentials for homeless people at Christmas. Children will also be asked to make donations.
Mrs Gibson said it would give more of the children a chance to get involved with helping those in need in the town.