1st Wigton B-P Scouts was started in 1998. Throughout this time the the group has stuck to the traditional methods of scouting. The group is very fortunate to access to a piece of land, called "Scout Land", where all our outdoor activities take place, benefitting Beavers from the age of 5 up to Senior Scouts aged 18.
Our current indoor meeting venue, which we also use throughout the year, is a local village hall which isn't now big enough as our group now has over 100 young people in it. With the current COVID 19 situation the use of the hall isn't going to be a possibility for a significant period.
What we would like to do is to use the land all year round, and with the money raised we would purchase a Mongolian Yurt. This would be large enough to run activities inside if the weather prevents us being outside, benefitting all in the group and ensuring our scouting activities can continue, whatever the weather.
The Group has been hugely affected by COVID, and all of the children and young people are keen to resume their scouting activities in a safe way. The Mongolian Yurt will enable that to happen. It will also enable the group to run sessions which involve indoor and outdoor activities at the same time - significantly enhancing the options available to leaders and enabling them to deliver a more varied programme for the benefit of all members in the group. This is currently not possible as the indoor venue is some distance from Scout Land.
Thank you to everyone who feels able to support this. It will make such a difference.