First Halesworth Scout Group
Axis supports First Halesworth Scout Group, helping its 70 young members and the wider community.
As members of the Suffolk based First Halesworth Scout Group, children and young people aged 6-25 learn many life skills, an appreciation of nature and respect for the world around them.
They engage in activities including climbing, camping, first aid, Duke of Edinburgh’s awards, archery and air rifle shooting, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, hill walking, international travel, to name but a few. The Scout Group has 70 members in total, all of whom are young people from Halesworth and the surrounding villages.
Seventeen leaders and helpers lead and support the group and all its community activities – they are all volunteers. Some of the current leaders were members of the Scout Group when they were young.
The Axis Foundation donated £5,000 to help refurbish the Scout Hall. The improvements include replacing the corrugated flat roof – as the kitchen, toilet and kitchen areas are greatly damaged by leaks – fully refurbishing the toilet and cloakroom facilities and replacing rotting flooring.
The local community uses the hall too, so the benefits will be felt by many local people who regard the Scout Group, which recently celebrated its Centenary, as a vital part of the rural Halesworth community.
“The refurbishment to our scout hut will benefit both existing members and future members, greatly improving the time spent in the HQ by members and leaders… The improvements may also enable us to let the hall to other organizations which would give us a small income.”
Nigel Busby, Project Manager at First Halesworth Scout Group
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