Hi, we are a scout group based in Knowsley Merseyside, our group name is 1st Knowsley Sea Scouts, the group has been at the same location in the same building since the 1960’s . Since the group was established The leadership team and members of the group have tried our best to keep the hq in the best condition as possible, unfortunately this last year has seen the roof begin to leak and outer cladding deteriorate rapidly due to the elements. This has caused substantial water damage to the inside of the hq resulting in the ceiling falling through in places and also the electrics blowing.
Due to our determination we have managed to raise enough funds to replace the roof, but now the task is to repair the interior damage and also the outer.
Due to condition of the headquarters we have had to close and move to alternative meeting places, this has been difficult as we can not plan certain activities such as archery and fire lighting, which the young people enjoy, as these meeting places do not have the facilities for this, also they dose not feel like home.
Are vision is to see the scout headquarters returned into a useable state, nothing fancy just a useable space we’re we can once again begin to teach the next generation scouting skills. We would like to be able to repair the ceiling and timber cladding, insulate the building as it can get quite chilly in the winter months, give the head quarters a fresh lick of paint along with repairing the electrics.
This would give all of the young people a place to have fun and get stuck into scouting once more.
Thanks for reading.