Fordingbridge Cubs Help Raise Awareness
1st Fordingbridge Cub Scouts created community posters to help raise awareness of how people should behave in The New Forest National Park, to help protect forest stock and wildlife. They learnt about New Forest commoners and the role of stock animals on the forest. They discussed the importance of not feeding or stroking the animals, as this can encourage them to congregate in car parks and road sides, increasing the chances of traffic accidents and stock fatalities. Feeding stock can also be detrimental for their health and discourage them from natural foraging.
All of the Cubs received a Sally The Pony book and lots of helpful literature courtesy of The New Forest Roads Campaign.
We hope the cub pack will act as ambassadors when spending time in the National Park.
All of the posters can be viewed in the Community Poster photo album.