New Little Hut

On 27th May, Passmores delivered and put up our replacement for the old Neal Hut, just inside the main gate. Passmores are the company that supplied the new Scouting Centre, so they match perfectly! It has two opening hatches for serving teas at Jumble, a double door entrance, and it’s slightly bigger than the old one.

For the last two weeks Richard Plume has been up there most afternoons fitting it out with shelves, worktops and electrics, see pictures. Each of the serving hatches has a fold-up/fold-down serving counter; when not in use they fold down completely flat against the wall.

On 13th June, we moved back in all the things that belong there, mainly our tables and lots of Jumble-related equipment. Roll on next year’s Jumble Sale!

We Hike to the Moon

Scouts were encouraged to walk a mile or more – and get sponsored by friends and family – as part of the BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief  Big Day In on 23rd April 2020. If every Scout hiked one mile it would add up to the equivalent of the 240,000 miles to the Moon.

To make a donation click here.

St George’s Day 2020

With the ban on public gatherings still in place on 23rd April we were not able to have our usual St George’s Day Parade, so members from all of the sections wore their uniforms to take part in the ‘Clap For Our Carers’ at 8pm.

The daffs are blooming regardless!

In case you haven’t been able to go past the Scouting Centre recently, here’s a picture of the lovely flowers in full bloom in the planters by the main door. Thanks to Paul Akers for planting daffodils and wallflowers way back when life was ‘normal’.

It’s Official – we’re open!

On Thursday 19th September 2019, our new Scouting Centre was officially opened by past mayors Cllr Carol Melvin and Cllr John Morgan. It was a wonderful warm and sunny evening attended by over 100 guests.

Cllrs John Morgan and Carol Melvin do the honours

The purpose of event was to thank our major donors and contractors for making the project happen. The releasing of the ribbon and speeches were followed by a hog roast, and a bar was available throughout the evening. Continue reading “It’s Official – we’re open!”

First Plant Sale at the New Scouting Centre

Thank you to all who supported our plant sale over the weekend of 13th / 14th July. We took almost £2,000 a portion of which has been donated to the Northwood Live at Home Scheme and the balance will be used to buy a specific item of equipment for 1st Northwood – details later!