Update: 23 Nov 21
The project is making excellent progress. The site is now fully landscaped and secure. We have erected the timber frame and internal walls. The joists are in place and the roof is watertight. We are in the process of purchasing the timber cladding and ordering the doors and windows. We have secured an offer of plumbing supplies and further support to the final fitting out of the building. We have had outstanding support from across the local community any the Scout Group children and families have done some amazing fundraising.
But we still need to raise more money: our next priorities are slates for the roof, insulation, electrical first fix and plasterboard. We still hope to complete the project by Easter 2022. The Scout Group continues to thrive with new members every month. Everyone who visits the site is amazed at the views - out to see along the North Cornwall coastline to Dartmoor in the East. The site is secure and sheltered and will provide an ideal campsite in the future.
Who are we?
2 nd Bude (Jacobstow) Scout Group is a thriving Cornish Scout Group supporting young people from 6 to 14 years old from a predominatly rural and coastal community that sits between Launceston, Camelford and Bude. The Group is thriving with over 50 young people and despite COVID 19 it restarted its weekly meetings in Septemeber and is now exploring Zoom meetings.
The Scouts Vision is that by 2023 we will have prepared more young people with skills for life, supported by amazing leaders delivering an inspiring programme.
We will be growing, more inclusive, shaped by young people and making a bigger impact in our communities.
What is happening?
The Group is 50 years old in 2021, and had been based in an old school pre-fabricated hut at Wainhouse Corner for the last 38 years. The Group had to vacate this site and the old hut was beyond being moved. On hearing of the Group's predicament local farmers Jonathan and Sally Bachelor kindly gifted the Group a plot of land just 700 metres from the old site at Wainhhouse Corner. With the support of St Gennys Parish Council, Mr Michael Prellar (architect)(RIP) and local residents the Group secured outline planning for the hut on the new site. With support of Stephen's Scown solicitors the Group have now secured legal tenure of the site.
The Project - A New Purpose Build Scout Hut.
The Scout Group are now in the process of submitting detailled plans below for the new building.
The Project Plan?
The aim is to secure detail planning by March 2021 and to start the building as soon as possible to complete in 2021, the Group's 50th anniversary.
The estimated cost of the project is £85,000. The Group have raised £43,000 already and are applying for other grants. There are 4 phases to fundraising:
Phase 1 - Previous fundraising - £24,000 in the bank and £5,400 already spent on fees. This will fund the groundworks to floor level, this work will begin as soon as planning approval is secured.
Phase 2 - Crowdfunder Campaign and local associated grants - Target £10,000 to pay for baseline self build timber structure. (Complete we raised £21,000)
Phase 3 - Further Grant applications to large Charity support organisations - £15,000 - this will pay for roof, exterior cladding and second fix of the interior.
Phase 4 - Post lockdown fundraising events and second Crowdfunder Campaign - £10,000 to raise funds for equipment and finsihing of the site.
We are hoping to reduce these costs with the support of local businesses and suppliers.
The Group have detailled quotes for groundworks and the timber frame building materials.
Wider Community Support.
The Group have been pledged numerous offers of support from local businesses and tradesmen. It is hoped that the project will be a true Cornwall community project.
If you think you can support in anyway - please leave a comment here or contact us via our Facebook Page - 2nd Bude Jacobstow Scout Cub and Beavers Hut Supporters Group.
The Group is keen to encourage past members of the Scout Group to connect, share meories on our Facebook Page, to support the project and hopefully attend the opening later in 2021.
The Group have already secured support from Wainhouse Stores and Jacobstow Parish Council.