WHITCHURCH'S Brownies and Guides have been spending the summer doing their bit to learn about the environment with a series of outdoor trips.

Over the last few weeks, members of the Sixth Brownies and First Guides have made trips to various nature reserves around Whitchurch, as well as paying a visit to some of the town's more eco-friendly shops.

The girls visited Jubilee Park, Brown Moss, Prees Heath Nature Reserve and the Llangollen Canal on their travels, as well as High Street shop, Refill Your Boots.

The trips were part of the Girlguiding Midlands iDot badge, which involved doing one thing a day to help wildlife, with the badge created with the help of the charity Wildlife Aid.

Rebecca Harding, from Whitchurch Brownies, said the girls enjoyed the trips.

She added: "Activities done included litter picking, quizzes, wildlife identification and discussions about helping the environment.

"The walks along parts of the Shropshire Way have also helped towards the Girlguiding Shropshire challenge.

"The trip to Refill Your Boots in Whitchurch was very informative and the girls weighed ingredients to make flapjacks and cookies.

"They are enjoying the summer holidays before starting weekly meetings again in September.

"Everyone enjoyed meeting face to face again, having throughout the pandemic continued to meet with virtual Zoom meetings."