A GROUP of scouts from Kiveton have ensured that the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
will be remembered for years to come. The 11th Rotherham Scout Group have
planted more than 100 Oak, Ash and Hazel trees on Kiveton Waters. They wanted to
create a permanent landmark and an area for people to enjoy in future years on
the site of the old colliery. The idea for the tree planting came from Thomas
Cromp, a member of the group, after the scouts were asked how they wanted to
commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The 14-year-old decided it would be a
good idea to create an area that the scouts could use in years to come. Group
scout leader, Sue Bass contacted the Forestry Commission and arranged for the
planting of trees on Kiveton Waters. A total of 20 members of the scout group,
as well as local explorer scouts, took part in the planting. They braved the wet
and windy weather in the Easter holidays to plant the dozens trees, under the
watchful eye of experts from the Forest Commission. Sue said: “We frequently use
the area in the summer when we take part in outdoor activities and we wanted to
do something special to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.” “We decided to
ask the scouts how they wanted to commemorate the Queen’s Jubilee and they came
up with the idea of a tree planting.” “We then contacted the Forestry Commission
who welcomed the idea, and 20 of our scouts and explorer scouts planted 100
trees in one afternoon.” Sue added: “We hope that the trees will create a
permanent landmark, and provide something that everyone can enjoy for years to