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Improve our Scout Hut and purchase new equipment

by Paul Hollick in Yetminster, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 16th July 2020 we successfully raised £2,908 ( + est. £205.75 Gift Aid ) with 74 supporters in 42 days

Upgrade our meeting hut, buy equipment to provide safety and comfort of 60 young people involved in scouting and equipment for safe camping.

by Paul Hollick in Yetminster, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We hope to be back soon face to face scouting so we will purchase adult and children's hand sanitiser stations together with safety sprays.

We also aim to design our scout hut floor with 1 square metre markings much like a chessboard to encourage the young people to stay safe an understand more what a safe distance is in a fun way.

We are all looking forward to getting back to scouting and having fun again in a safe environment.

Improve the kitchen area at the building by updating the cooking area and appearance of the room.

The scouts have a great record for cooking and have won the District, County and Region finals three years out of four recently.

It is great to see the young Beavers, Cubs and Scouts cooking in the hut, at camp and over camp fires and making sure that they do this safely is our main aim.

1st place in the Calor Rural Community Fund - £1,000 Category

Our Group

Scouting has been in our village since around 1950. The current hut was build from old World War 2 army hut in 1986. The building requires renovation and the upgrading of electrical items to ensure it is safe and secure. 


We have the full backing from all the parents of the young people, volunteer leaders and Executive Committee. We also have the support of the wider community, Parish Council and past members of the Group.

Members of the Scout Group consisting of 50-60 young people aged between 6 years to 14 years of age. We have 20 Adult volunteers as leaders and assistants.


The hut is used by our local table tennis club players once a week and also up to 25 young children from local nursery forest school meet when the weather outside is poor.

Our Project

The project has been set up to provide a safe and comfortable environment to continue our scouting activities. To provide a safe base to teach young people life skills, to provide a varied, challenging and fun programme throughout the year and engage them with the local community.


It will also provide the Group with safe and reliable equipment whilst involved in outdoor activities and camping. During the summer months we try to get the young people out as much as we can taking part in exciting challenges and they all love camping out in the wild.


Our Aim

We want to replace our old water heater with a new safer over sink water heater, replace our old glass type fluorescent lights with new safer and more efficient LED strip lights and fit a security safety sensor exterior entrance light for the scout hut enabling the approach to the hut to be illuminated and ensure that young people arriving and leaving the hut during the darker evenings can do safely .  

The total for purchasing these items will be £618.08 


Camping Equipment

Our young people love the outdoors and we like to give them the opportunity to experience this safely.  We will using the money received to buy:

  • A camping calor portable gas camp cooking stove - £199.99 
  • A Camping portable gas/12 volt fridge - £189.99 
  • Portable solar camping lighting system - £144.99  
  • Four heavy duty camping folding trestle tables - £139.96 

The total of our project is £1293.01


Why Is This Project so Important?

There has been a Scout Group in the village for about 70 years and up to 60 young people from the village and surrounding communities meet weekly to learn new skills and take part in exciting, challenging fun activities.


A fantastic team of adult volunteers give hours of their own time to ensure that scouting continues and the young people achieve many life skills that will help them throughout their lives.


By receiving this grant and your donations we will be able to provide a safer environment for the young people and also become more environmentally friendly.


Thank you for taking the time to read our story and assist us in achieving our goal and allowing us to continue to carry on scouting for many years to come.



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

0 of 1 claimed

One off framed collection of old Dorset badges

A collection of old Dorset scouting badges set in a framed display unit. Truly just one of a kind and great for collector's. Your pledge includes postage to anywhere in UK.

£5 or more

£5 Named Peg Pledge

You will have a tailor-made varnished wooden 'Pledge Peg' with name embossed on placed onto our 'Donations' display board inside the Scout Hut. This will remain a permanent reminder to all the young people that you supported.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Individually designed Christmas card for 2020 from one of the three Sections of the Group posted to you.

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