Donation Will Foster ‘Joy Of Camping’

A city scout group will be able to enjoy more comfortable camping trips after local councillors donated £500 to the group for essential camping gear.

The 1st Stonehouse Scout group said it was an ‘honour’ to welcome local councillors Alison Raynsford and Chris Penberthy to their weekly meeting on Monday 5 February where the St Peter and the Waterfront representatives presented the group with the £500 grant marked by a ceremonial cheque ‘handover’.

“This significant contribution holds immense value for the local Scout group, a pillar of our community, as it will directly enhance their outdoor experiences,” said chairman Roland.

“The funds are earmarked for essential camp gear, ensuring that the young adventurers can engage in a wider array of activities while enjoying enhanced comfort and safety.

“As a local organisation we endeavour to foster the skills and attributes associated with the Scouting Movement. With the Councillors’ generous grant we can now purchase improved equipment for the benefit of our young people. Allowing them to fully experience the joy of camping. Thank you for supporting this ambition.”

1st Stonehouse Scout Group meets every Monday during term time at the local High Street Primary Academy.

Cllr Alison Raynsford said: “Councillors Penberthy, Tuffin and I were delighted to support the very positive work with young people from across Stonehouse. 

“It was lovely to see the enthusiasm of the Scout Leader, volunteers, Scouts, cubs and Beavers.

“We know our Community Grant will be put to very good use.”