Blandford Scout Group has grown massively in the last 5 years from approx 40 young people to over 120. We have increasing support from brilliant volunteers who have lots of enthusiasm about getting young people camping and building Skill For Life! Last year saw a big push to get our youngest section, the Beavers, camping! Previously they were limited to family camps but the Scout Association changed their rules. Last year each section of Scouting had the opportunity to attend camping events, all were great fun!
2019 is the Scout groups 100th year and we would really like to get all 120 young people camping at the same time for a Group celebratory event.
We are luckily enough to have our own Hut, however it also is nearly 100 years old therefore needs a lot of maintenance. The Group has had to do lots of fundraising in the last 5 years to get the hut up to a satisfactory, safe state for Scouting to continue in Blandford. We have raised money for new fire doors, a new kitchen and have nearly raised enough for a section of the roof to be replaced. We need to start a rebuild fund asap, but it would be great to celebrate the last 5 years hard work first.