Limerick scouts and girl guides come together to help clean city streets

Nick Rabbitts

Reporter:

Nick Rabbitts

Dog dirt campaign: Guides and Scouts gathered outside City Hall last weekend for the campaign against dog litter
GIRL guides and scouts across the region descended on the city to clean up dog mess left on the streets.

GIRL guides and scouts across the region descended on the city to clean up dog mess left on the streets.

Hundreds of boys and girls came together under an initiative by Limerick City Council to raise awareness of the unsightly dog waste on walkways and paths.

The group assembled outside City Hall armed with placards with slogans and pictures asking the public to ‘scoop the poop’.

They then walked the length and breath of O’Connell Street chanting slogans which they had made up.

These included: “They’re lovely dogs - and they have to pooh... but we don’t want it on our shoes” and “Any bag, any bin -just scoop it up and put it in”.

Pauline Kennedy, the Mid-West Regional Commissioner for the Girl Guides said: “This is a great opportunity for the Irish Girl Guides to work with the Scouts on an initiative such as this.”

Over the next few weeks, the various branches of the Scouts and Girl Guides will continue their campaign by giving out leaflets and doggy bags to people out walking their dogs.