Crookham Scouts are getting a new meeting place

Thu 21st September 2017 at 9.00 am - Fri 20th October 2017 - 9.00 am

Fleet Rotary has very generously donated £5,000 to help 101st Scout Group in Church Crookham refurbish its new Scout meeting place

The Group is the newest in Odiham District Scouts and the fastest growing, yet has never had a place it could call home.  The Group is now in the process of redeveloping a surplus Ministry of Defense building which has been out of use for almost a decade

Although the building is of good solid construction, the internal layout is not fit for purpose as a Scout hut so needs to be changed completely.  After so many years out of use, almost all the fixtures, fittings and services must be replaced. On the plus side, the building is situated on the Service Families Accommodation site at Quetta Park, next to the Community Centre and on the edge of a large green open space which is ideal for Scouting activities.  It is also adjacent to the new development at Crookham Park where more potential new members live. The Beaver Colonies, Cub Packs and Scout Troops within the Group currently meet in different locations around Church Crookham so to come together under one roof will be a major step forward

The total cost of the project is £71,000 of which the Scout Group has already raised £31,095 enabling building work to begin.  Fleet Rotary’s contribution will go towards rewiring the building and making it electrically safe.  Rotary President, Yoon Yoong, presented the cheque for £5,000 to Sara Sanderson, Group Scout Leader and they are pictured outside the partly refurbished building with Rotarians, Cub and Beaver Leaders from the Group as well as some of the Scouts, Cubs and Beavers

This flourishing Scout Group has 112 youngsters, aged 6 to 14 years and 24 adult volunteers, all of whom are desperate to move into the new building and start enjoying the full range of Scouting activities from a permanent base.  The Group is extremely grateful to Fleet Rotary for making this donation and helping it take a step towards its new home.  Scouting is a wonderful opportunity for youngsters to experience new activities, build self-confidence, make friends and have fun

If you are interested in enjoying the benefits of Scouting go the Scout website for more information.  For more information about this worthwhile project for 101st Scout Group, one of the fund raisers, Paul Boulter will be pleased to tell your more and encourage your support. Paul can be contacted by email on

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