1st Sutton Scout Hut Squad have worked hard for a number of years to provide a secure future for our ever growing group of young people. Ultimately we aim to provide a purpose built safe and welcoming environment for both the Scouting family in the District and the wider community who are looking for facilities in our beautiful rural idyll.
Having secured planning permission for the building we are now forging on to purchase adjacent land to be able to offer outdoor recreation facilities which will appeal to all young people but will increasingly appeal to our teenage members and thus encourage longer term commitment to Scouting, giving us better opportunity to support young people in developing skills for life.
Quarter Master Ben “is excited to be able to bring kit out of storage to be utilised by the group and the wider community such as our archery - which not only is hugely popular with our young people but helps to engage with families on open days.”
Scouts have an expectation of camping, and we want to be able to offer this opportunity without the children and their families having to leave the County. This land purchase would enable us to offer local nights away benefitting not only our group but also the wider district of scouting in Ely. Additionally, having lost local facilities we can open up the facilities to school groups for DofE practice and forest schooling.