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Our community's Scout Hut is falling down, damaged beyond repair and cannot be used. We urgently need your help to rebuild it!

by Jo Scout Leader from 1st Henley & Wootton in Henley In Arden, England, United Kingdom

The Scouts have been an integral part of the local community in Henley & Wootton for over 100 years.

From our St George's Day parades & supporting the Royal British Legion on Remembrance Sunday, to litter picking and hosting the annual Bonfire Night display, we are passionate about encouraging young people to take an active role in their community.

But to carry on our work we really need your help!

You can help now by liking and sharing this project page and/or kindly making a donation to us!

Scouts welcomes young people from all backgrounds regardless of faith, gender or disability. Our scouts come from several different schools and villages, enabling them to make friends with those they might not otherwise meet. 

A safe, well-equipped scout hut will be an asset for the community to use for many years and give a permanent home to our scout group that has been running for over 100 years.

Scouts are an active part of our local community we do litter picking, carol singing, raising money for charity, and take part in Remembrance Sunday with the Royal British Legion.

We need your help NOW! - Before Winter is Coming...

Our current Scout Hut is decades old. It has now become unsafe and beyond repair.

We can no longer use it so are holding all meetings outdoors or offsite. Not only does this pose problems for use of toilets, kitchen space and storage, but this will not be practical at all in the winter. Without a functioning hut, our local scout group itself is at risk.

Please help us and make sure that the scout hut becomes a local resource for our children and community.

Scouts meeting outside the hut:

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Who We Are - Henley and Wootten Scouts

Scouts is a vibrant, international movement, where young people from age 6 to 18 years' learn valuable life skills and how they can make a difference through volunteering opportunities.

Scouts make new friends, have amazing adventures, set and work towards personal goals and learn to challenge themselves. We meet regularly, play games, enjoy and protect the outdoor environment, go hiking, and have regular camping trips.

Our older scouts train towards their Duke of Edinburgh Awards, which they can complete as Explorers. 

Henley and Wootton Scouts are based in rural south Warwickshire. To learn more about the scouting movement and opportunities involved you can visit our national website: https://www.scouts.org.uk/

Scouts and cubs enjoying boating on camp:

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We have been raising money for many years with fantastic support from our local community.

We now have just enough for the external building but no funds for a kitchen, toilets or other fixtures and fittings. These things are vital for us to provide health & safety care to our beavers, cubs & scouts.

Scouts winter training hike:

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How We Will Spend Any Money

We need to start our rebuild this autumn, so that we have a permanent home by the winter. 

We need to raise £25, 000 to fully complete the rebuild project. £10, 000 of this will hopefully be raised through the Calor Gas rural community fund, to help towards our project. All donations will be gratefully received and will contribute directly to our rebuild project.

We will spend the money on building costs, labour and materials, fitting a kitchen, toilets, heating, lights and non-slip flooring in the new hut. We need to demolish our old hut and restore the land it is sited on. We need fencing around the new hut to keep our younger children safe when playing outdoors.

You can help now by liking and sharing this project page and/or kindly making a donation to us!

Scouts having fun on a hike:

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Thank you for your support

Scouts can change young people’s lives by offering them new opportunities.

Please help us to continue offering this opportunity to young people today.

Picture of our proposed new scout hut:1622998524_optimized-rspca_003.jpg

Let's make '1st Henley & Wootton Scout Hut Rebuild' happen

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