Fifteen Leighton Buzzard Trinity Scouts and Cubs and their three leaders volunteered to help litter pick on Saturday, October 18, as part of the two day canal clean up.
The clean up covered nine miles of the Grand Union canal from Fenny Stratford to Grove Lock, south of Leighton Buzzard.
It was organised by the Milton Keynes branch of the Inland Waterways Association (IWA), sponsored by the Wyvern Shipping company and supported by the Canal and River Trust.
The Trust used work boats as grappling bases for holding the gathered rubbish.
The IWA is appreciative of the scout and cub contribution as youngster involvement and enthusiasm boding well for the future of the canals: each scout and cub will be issued with a certificate attesting to their contribution.
13 tons of rubbish were collected by grappling from the canal and litter-picking from the towpath and canal banks.