1st Lyminge Scouts
1st Lyminge Scouts meet at the scout hut on Woodland Road, Lyminge. The group covers all age ranges with Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers, Rainbows and Brownies. At the time of The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust’s donation there were approximately 80 members and 15 adult leaders. The hut is also used by the wider community, including fitness groups and the local youth football club.
Each of the Scout groups pay ‘Subs’ and others who meet there give voluntary contributions, which go directly into purchasing equipment and materials, and also covers the day to day running costs such as electricity and insurance. However, this income would not cover the costs of repairs needed to the hut. The roof and walls were leaking and repairs were estimated at £40,000. This also included adding insulation which will benefit the users and reduce heating costs. The group considered that the most important element of the works was the roof repairs at a cost of £23,300.
The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust pledged £5,000 and the Group raised the rest of the money through fundraising activities and other grants.
The stock photograph here is provided courtesy of the Scouts Association and shows scouts and explorers with GB Rowing Team’s Helen Glover MBE.