Scout's honour for A&J Scott!Posted: 20th February 2012
A&J Scott were delighted to welcome a visiting group from the 1st Whittingham BP Scout Group last week.
The group, based near the sawmill site in Northumberland, were given a tour of the site, paying particular attention to the grading line and Mill 7, the company’s state of the art automated sawmill. The full process of where the timber originates from and how it is converted into sawn product by the company before dispatch onto its customers was explained to the group in preparation for their forthcoming tree-planting expedition to Lesotho, where they will be learning about issues of deforestation.
Ninette Gray, Group Scout Master, said, “The scouts were truly inspired by their visit to the yard. They found it extremely interesting, and this was helped by the friendliness of Robert and his staff, and the in-depth knowledge that they were able to pass on to the children. They were particularly impressed with the way the wood is treated, and the mill, which was ‘awesome’! This was a fantastic first step for the scouts to learn about their local environment, the way it is managed, and the local businesses involved.”
Robert Scott, Managing Director, said, “We were delighted to show the scouts around and help in their learning about the local environment and the process of creating timber products. It’s also great to be able to talk to them about forest management, replanting and building a sustainable environment and business for future generations.”
Our picture shows Robert Scott, left, with the Scout group after the tour.