1st South Ascot Scout Group officially opens refurbished Scout Hut
After spending 2020 fundraising and then refurbishing the Scout Hut, 1st South Ascot Hut has been officially opened by Tim Kidd OBE, UK Chief Commissioner for the Scout Association. The opening ceremony was attended by Nigel Bevan, County Commissioner and Steve Richards, District
Commissioner. Tim praised the work of the volunteers involved in fundraising for the refurbishment of the hut which will guarantee that not only the current group of Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers but future generations can enjoy all that the Scouting movement has to offer in South Ascot. Tim recognised that having a refurbished facility is a wonderful asset to 1st South Ascot Scout Group but it was the volunteers involved in running the Scout Group who were the most important resource. Epitomising this sentiment is Group Scout Leader for 1st South Ascot, Fiona Jones, who was presented with her 10 year length of service award for her contribution to the Scouting movement. Lauren Harrage has been with 1st South Ascot Scout Group since she was in the Beavers and was presented with her 9 year award; she has moved through the sections and is now in the newly formed Explorers Section. The Scout Hut has been fully insulated with new external cladding, the roof is brand new, the floor sanded and varnished, storage areas reconfigured and a new staircase to access the mezzanine level, double glazed windows installed in the kitchen and toilets, heaters installed. The front and back garden have also been landscaped but there is a need for a patio/terrace area so use of the outside space can be maximised. Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers have all got their thinking caps on to come up with new fundraising activities. The Scout Hut is available for use by other community groups.

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. Explorer Scouts, for 14
to 18 year olds, meets on a Wednesday from 8pm. All meetings are term time only and currently
meeting on Zoom.
Volunteers to help run the various groups are always welcome. To get involved as a volunteer,
please email 1stsouthascotscoutgroup@gmail.com.
For more information about the refurbishment project, please contact Fiona Jones, Group Scout
Leader, on 1stsouthascotscoutgroup@gmail.com
1st South Ascot Scout Group are still actively fundraising to landscape the back garden and any
donations are gratefully received here: https://www.justgiving.com/1st-southascot-scouts