1st Northwood New Scout Centre


An enlarged and modern facility for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers

Fundraising contact: email: fundraising@1stnorthwoodscouts.org.uk

APPEAL LAUNCHED. On the 1st of March at Fairfield Church in Northwood Hills, the 1st Northwood Scout Group launched its £100,000 appeal to replace the existing Scout Hut with an enlarged Scouting Centre. The launch was attended by the Mayor of Hillingdon Cllr John Hensley, and the Deputy Mayor Cllr Carol Melvin; there were also several other important guests present including all three Northwood Hills Councillors, Chief Inspector Rob Bryan and some of his staff, and several members of the REN District senior team. The hall was filled to capacity with guests and many young members and their parents.

At the end of the meeting, Nigel Stone, the Bursar of St John’s School, presented a jumbo cheque to the Group for £1,000, kick starting the fundraising appeal.

We are fortunate to have as our Patrons for the appeal Nick Hurd MP and Councillor Carol Melvin. Nick Hurd was unable to attend, but addressed the meeting via a pre-recorded video.

The current Hut in Northwood Way was built in 1956; after 60 years of hard use it is no longer economical to maintain and repair. Building the new centre is planned to commence in the summer of 2018.

Whilst Scouting is better known for its challenging outdoor activities and adventures, many skills taught by the Scout Leaders take place inside the Hut. These include cooking, IT skills including computers and smartphones, map reading including use of GPS, first aid, bicycle maintenance and DIY. The existing hut is in use five days a week throughout the year.

DOING THE SUMS. The budget for the new building has been set at £170,000. We already have a considerable sum of money set aside in reserves from the last 10 years of Jumble Sales, and we shall be getting a Capital Grant from our Scout District. We have set ourselves the challenging target to raise the remaining £100,000 in the next 12 months, so that we can place orders for the building during the Spring of 2018.

YOU CAN HELP TOO! We are appealing to all current and past scouts and their parents and grandparents to make contributions, either by donating personally or organising their own fund-raising activities with the slogan “Raise £274 per day for a year.” Were YOU a scout? Would you like to give something back in return for the great times you had?

We are also asking local businesses, clubs and organisations to support the Campaign, in the spirit of “Supporting the Young People of Northwood”. Major donations will be recognised on a Donations Wall when the new building is finished.

If you would like to find out more please contact Richard Plume on 01923 827409 or email: fundraising@1stnorthwoodscouts.org.uk

Related News:

Well done, Sharon & Wendy!

The latest Indoor Boot Sale at the Hut proved a great way to shift a lot of left-over Jumble. We could have done with more buyers, but a worthwhile £400 was raised for the Appeal. Thanks to all who made it happen, especially the Beavers and Scouts! See you at the next one, 25th June. … Continue reading “Well done, Sharon & Wendy!”

Indoor Boot Sale Sunday 28th May, 2.30pm

No sooner is the Jumble Sale cleared away than Sharon and Wendy are at it again – this time organising another Indoor Boot Sale at the Hut. Lots of great bargains to be had, and proceeds to an excellent cause. For further information or to enquire about a pitch contact Sharon 07803 296794 or Wendy … Continue reading “Indoor Boot Sale Sunday 28th May, 2.30pm”

New Mayor supports the Appeal

On Thursday 11th May, one of our patrons, Cllr Carol Melvin, was elected Mayor of Hillingdon. She announced that she will be supporting three charities during her year in office, one of which is The 1st Northwood New Scouting Centre Appeal! Thank you, Carol. Watch the actual announcement here:

Another £5k for the Appeal

On Friday 28th April, Northwood Residents’ Association (NRA) presented a cheque for £5,000 as their contribution to 1st Northwood Scouts’ £100,000 Appeal for funds to build a new Scouting Centre. The occasion of the presentation was the NRA Road Stewards’ Social evening, which is organised every year as a small “thank you” to Road Stewards … Continue reading “Another £5k for the Appeal”

We put the FUN in FUNdraising!

To mark National Tea Day on 21st April, Ros & Richard invited some friends and neighbours round for tea, cake and a good old natter – and raised £185 in donations. What an easy way to raise money!

The First “1st Northwood Big Night In”

Many thanks to Maxine & Bob for setting the ball rolling by hosting a Big Night In dinner party on Good Friday. Each guest paid £10 towards the Appeal fund, so that’s another £100 in the bank for us and a fun evening for those taking part. Who’s next?

Congratulations, Sam!

Sam Jenkins has exceeded his sponsorship target of £274. He took part in a sponsored 50 mile bike ride on 1st April; there is still time to make a donation. Click here to visit Sam’s My Donate page. Thank you for supporting the Appeal, Sam.

Get Prepared…for the Scouting Adventure Quiz Night

Saturday 3rd June 2017 from 7pm to 10.30pm at Fairfield church, Windsor Close, Northwood Hills, HA6 1PD Tickets £10.00 (£7.50 Students) from Alison Judd, Helen Evans or Maxine Goswell Contact: Tel: 07751 160196 or email maxine.goswell @tesco.net Hello: I do hope you can support our efforts to fund-raise for the new Scout Hut. Book your … Continue reading “Get Prepared…for the Scouting Adventure Quiz Night”

‘Easyfundraising’ is exactly what it says!

This idea could raise us a great deal of money! All you have to do is register at www.easyfundraising.org.uk and select “1st Northwood Scouts New Hut Appeal” as your good cause. (Please note there is another Group on there with the same name as ours called “1st Northwood Scout Group” from Cowes on the Isle … Continue reading “‘Easyfundraising’ is exactly what it says!”

Go, Sam, go!

Poindextor Explorer, Sam Jenkins, will be cycling 50 miles at Windsor Racecourse on Saturday 1st April to complete his Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award physical challenge. He is asking for sponsorship in the form of donations to the New Scouting Centre Appeal; his target total is £274 as we need to raise this amount every … Continue reading “Go, Sam, go!”