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Fun day to help build a new Scout hut
Monday, 01 July 2013
Beaver Leader Matt Beveridge with Beavers Charlie Burns, Ollie Luckett, Liam Beveridge, Joseph Llewelyn-Smith and Paolo Chiodaroli outside their 90-year-old Scout hut.
Boys and their parents in Beacon Hill are beavering away preparing for a fun event to help them raise cash to build a new headquarters.
The 1st Hindhead Scout Group meets in a building that is 90 years old.
Since becoming home to the Scout group, generations of boys have passed through its doors to enjoy their Scouting activities.
Now, though, it’s time for a new HQ, and the group has launched an ambitious plan to raise £50,000 to replace the building and create a meeting place fit for the 21st century.
The drive kicks off with a family fun event at the British Legion in Beacon Hill on Sunday, July 7th. The event will feature a barbecue, disco, tombola, sweet stall and lots of fun activities to keep everyone entertained.
Beaver leader Matt Beveridge told The Messenger he had started using the hut as a Beaver himself at the age of six – and now, 14 years later, is running the Beaver meetings there.
Although the kitchen has been upgraded a couple of times, Matt said: “We need some warmth in the hut, and some nice new toilets.”
The group has been buoyed by the support of local building company BHBS, which has donated the new toilets and sanitaryware for the project.
It is estimated the project will cost around £50,000, and the group is looking at other sources of funding as well as planning a series of fundraising events.
Tickets for the Family Fun Day are £2.50 each, or £10 for a family of four. Under-threes go free. They are on sale at the Post Office and the charity shop in Beacon Hill.
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