MILNTHORPE Brownies have set out on a mission to clean up their community.

The 1st Milnthorpe Brownies have been venturing out in Kendal on Thursday evenings for their weekly litter picks.

During their last clean-up they collected four large bags of waste in just 45 minutes near the local cricket club playing fields, with some of the youngsters surprised to discover how much litter is out there on the streets and fields.

Sally Edmondson, one of the troop leaders, said: “It’s an amazing, it’s one of their favourite things to do. We do it weekly every Thursday night, we usually meet at St Thomas’ Church square and go out together.

“We’ve been doing it for about three years now. We borrow everything from SLDC in Kendal.

“A lot of this helps build them toward a badge. The zero-waste badge. They have to do a few levels to get the badge, cleaning up, understanding waste and they take a lot of information in.

“It’s all pretty amazing.

“A lot of thing stuff they collect is bottles, cans of pop and beer, takeaway rappers, general stuff really.

“We have a lot of leaders who go out with them.

“We have different locations we plan to go to. Next week we’ll be doing to Flookburgh to see the search and rescue base.

“We also went to Newcastle and took them to the theatre and the life time museum.

“We are all so proud of them for everything you have been doing.”