SCOUTS in Culcheth have won a £10,000 grant from Awards for All which has enabled them to carry out major improvements to their headquarters building in Jackson Avenue.
Daphne Eastburn, project manager for the 3rd Warrington East (1st Culcheth) Scout Group: “We would like to say a big thank you to Awards for All for making this happen.
“The projects are now complete and have made a big difference. The hall is still being used by our local PCSO and by Slimming World.”
The improvement work started in January when safety flooring was laid at a cost of £4,320. In March, the heating system was upgraded, with new radiators installed together with a new fuse box. This work cost £1,550.
Finally, a new and improved front access was built, costing £3,792.
At the same time, a leak developed in the roof and had to be repaired.
Meanwhile, Scout meetings have been continuing online, due to the Covid-19 lockdown with a wide variety of activities.
The Scout Association has introduced a new staged badge, The Great Indoors Badge, for use during the lockdown.
Some of Stage 1 was completed at home, with camping in the garden or indoors, gardening, cooking and washing-up. The badge also ticked a few boxes for some of the Challenge Badges needed to complete the Chief Scouts Award for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.
Beavers had a fun online meeting making paper aeroplanes and flying them around as part of the staged Air Activity Badge. Cubs enjoyed taking part in yoga and learning about its origin. The Scouts had a walk around Culcheth with a difference, using an online map.
Stage 2 of the Great Indoors Badge included map reading skills for both Scouts and Beavers, there was a talk for Scouts from the charity Dogs for Good and Cubs achieved their Road Safety badges. Several members took part in Camp at Home at the end of September.