We did it
On 22nd February 2019 we successfully raised £8,280 with 35 supporters in 37 days

We want to keep the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & other Ferndown community groups who use our hall warm in winter so they enjoy activities.

by 1st Ferndown Scout Group in Ferndown, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Heating system (our 1st priority)                               £ 2700
Replacing the remaining crittle windows                  £ 2100
Security camera and external lighting                       £  900
Storage for equipment                                              £ 2500


During the past 2 years First Ferndown Scout Group have been busy making improvements to the hut in Cherry Grove and our next project is to replace the old heater, it dates back to 1991. It does work, but when it’s running it’s really noisy so you can’t hear much, and it’s either turning the hall into an oven when it’s on, or if it’s switched off it’s like being in a fridge! We hope to buy an up to date infra-red system, designed to heat large commercial spaces which will be more economical and much better for the environment.

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Heating systems aren’t exciting, creative or much fun! However our groups are! We want to be sure everyone is able to enjoy their activities and not at the mercy of the heater! Our hut is used by a number of different groups, and we want to offer more people the chance to enjoy our facilities when Scouting activities aren’t taking place. Being the best venue we possibly can for Ferndown is our aim.


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Our proposed projects are (in order of priority):

Heating system
Insulation
Security
External lighting
Storage

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A bit about Scouting:

Scouting introduces young people aged between 6 and 14 years to new interests and gives them skills for life #SkillsForLife. Considering others and helping those less advantaged are also part of the Scouting ethos. We have recently raised funds to help ShelterBox as well as car washing for activity camp funds and hope that you will help us achieve our goal for this important project. Astronaut Tim Peake tells of his inspiration from when he was a scout, click here to see Tim Peake's message for Scouts. Please see our website to find out more about what we do. 


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Other ways you can help:

If you would like to support us but can’t donate, please do like and share posts from our Facebook page, we need to spread the word so we reach as many people as possible. If you are local and would like to get involved please get in contact via our website, we’d love to show you round the cosier, more welcoming hut when we get the new heater.

Thank you

1st Ferndown Scout Group

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

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Limited Edition Badge & Certificate

Do you know a Beaver, Cub, Scout or Explorer (or a badge collector)? Donate and they will get a special limited edition badge for their camp blanket and a certificate to celebrate your donation, and they will also be a vital part of our groups improvement. Please give your name and address plus the recipients name and address so we can ensure they get their limited edition badge. Thanks for your support.

£20 or more

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£10 discount off portable fire extinguisher

Scouts love campfires! Ensure you always have a fire extinguisher to keep you safe. To thank you for your donation we can offer £10 off the award winning JE 50 portable fire extinguisher when purchased from www.firetoolsafety.co.uk pay just £36 (normally £46.99). This model is ideal for use in homes and caravans, and can be taken camping or when outdoors enjoying a BBQ.

£40 or more

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Stunning Paul Williams Print of Red Squirrel

8x10” Print of Red Squirrel (Brownsea Island’s famous inhabitants) by award winning photographer Paul Williams. Visit www.paulwilliams.photography to see more of Paul’s work.

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Use of Hut for morning / afternoon of your choice

Our Hut for your party, meeting or event. We have a large spacious hall, kitchen, toilets plus free parking. We can be flexible and will be happy to book up to 3 hours on the date you want wherever possible (excludes Friday and Saturday mornings). We reserve the right to refuse certain events, and will require a refundable deposit, please no 18th/21st parties. Thanks for your support.

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Use of Hut for afternoon / evening of your choice

Our Hut for your party, meeting or event. We have a large spacious hall, kitchen, toilets plus free parking. We can be flexible and will be happy to book up to 4 hours on the date you want (wherever possible). We reserve the right to refuse certain events, and will require a refundable deposit, please no 18th/21st parties. Thanks for your support.

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