The meeting heard of the excellent support provided to the uniformed leaders and members by the committee and parents as they continue to improve the hall and its facilities and plan for the future. The Group Scout Leader, Jane Rowney, reported on the continued strength of all sections and their plans to grow membership from the current total of around 75.
After the meeting Jane told us of their move back towards traditional Scout camping under canvas and cooking in the open – a part of Scouting that I particularly enjoyed as a youngster in the Movement. I was pleased to support their application for a grant for camping equipment from my allocation under the EHDC Councillors Grant scheme. I was also delighted to hear how Scouting continues to be very popular both in the UK, with some 400,000 members, and around the world.
I am sure anyone interested in finding out what Scouting has to offer, would find a great welcome at 1st Horndean. You can email then at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr David Evans
Photo – Horndean Scouts Group who in addition to Cllr Evans’ grant fund also received £1,000 from surplus funds from the Horndean Voluntary Care Group