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1st South Ascot Scout Group | Beavers & Cubs raise over £4000 in variety of sponsored tasks during lockdown..


During lockdown, Beavers and Cubs from the 1st South Ascot Scout Group have been meeting virtually each week. However, this hasn’t stopped several of the Beavers and Cubs undertaking a variety of tasks to raise money to refurbish their 90 year old scout hut. The hut has no heating or insultation; it has holes in the walls and roof and needs re-painting. 1st South Ascot Scouts is a thriving group and would like to have heating, insulation, new external cladding as well as redecorating the interior. We also hope to open the scout hut to more users within the community so more people can enjoy the space.

William Jones was silent for 24 hours, which is no mean feat for a 9 year old, raising £1000. Brothers Oliver (9) and Leo (7) Jones also managed to stay silent for a full 24 hours raising £227. Sam Brown (10) cycled 50 miles raising £2400. Isaac Richardson (8) cycled 100km and raised £418. These 5 boys raised over 10% of the fundraising target with their incredible efforts as well as being given the District Commissioner’s Award in recognition of their endeavour.

Fiona Jones, Group Scout Leader, said “It’s fantastic that the boys have decided for themselves to fundraise to refurbish the scout hut. I’m very proud of them for taking an interest in improving the hut not only for them to use but for many future generations of Beavers, Cubs & Scouts.”

Information about 1st South Ascot Scout Group

1st South Ascot Scout Hut is on Church Road, South Ascot. Beavers, which is for 6-8 year old boys & girls, meet on a Tuesday from 5.45-6.45pm. Cubs, for 8-10½ year olds, meets on a Tuesday from 7-8pm. Scouts, for 10½  to 14 year olds, meets on a Thursday from 7-8.30pm. All meetings are term time only.

Volunteers to help run the various groups are always welcome. To get involved as a volunteer, please email

For more information about the sponsored activities undertaken as well as the refurbishment project, please contact Fiona Jones, Group Scout Leader, on

1st South Ascot Scout Group are still actively fundraising and any donations are gratefully received here: