1st Normandy Scouts continues to show their community spirit at the recent Family Fun Day.
In 2014 the decision was made that the Scout hut was desperately in need of repair, with a leaky roof and some very aged facilities; the boys, girls and organisers deserve somewhere more fitting and inviting for their group to meet.
1st Normandy Scouts have been doing everything they can think of to raise money. So far enough has been made for the repairs on the roof thanks to generous donations of time, money and cakes from the scouts and their parents, from a quiz night, Christmas bazaar, Christmas tree sales and bag packing in a supermarket.
Stand out fundraisers include Matthew and Liam (Cub and Beaver) who personally raised over £300 by doing a sponsored bike ride of over 20 miles each.
Additional Grant applications have also been sucessful; £2000 generously awarded by Normandy Parish Council, Keith Williams (local County Councillor) awarded £2000 and the Royal Society of St George awarded them £500!
Why do the Scouts need to Fundraise?
A New Kitchen: The Scout hut has needed a new kitchen for years, it’s tired and run down, so is due to be replaced with modern commercial fittings. The scouts are on the look-out for any tradespeople or kitchen shops and suppliers who might be able to help with supplying or fitting parts of the kitchen from flooring to white goods.
Computers: The Scout Association is being modernised, with weekly program material and records being hosted online, therefore leader will require portable computers to access this information during meetings, at home for preparation and when out doing activities in the wider world.