Scouts get a cash boost from Co-op’s Community Fund

Co-op cheque presentation to Horncastle Scouts
Co-op cheque presentation to Horncastle Scouts

The scouting organisation in Horncastle is already going from strength-to-strength.

And, as a further boost, they could soon have a new-look Scout Hut as their headquarters.

Plans are progressing to extend the existing hut in Coronation Walk, Horncastle.

The project received a major bonus this week with a cash injection from the town’s Lincolnshire Co-op store.

The scouts are the latest local group to benefit from the Co-op’s Community Fund and received £603.75.

Our picture (above) shows Rebecca Herrick, the Co-op’s local community representative, handing over a cheque to Hellena Burman, chair of Horncastle Scouts, with Theresa Swinson looking on.

The money will go towards funds for the new hut.

Rebecca said: “The plans have been drawn up and the next stage is getting planning permission.”

The new-look hut will feature a separate meeting room and improved toilet and kitchen facilities.

Rebecca added: “It’s something we’ve had in mind for a long time and the money from the Co-op will make a big difference.

“We’d like to thank them for their help.”

The hut is ‘home’ to two Scout groups, a Beaver pack and a Cub pack.

Rebecca said: “All the groups are very popular and scouting in Horncastle is going very well.”

There are a few vacancies for the Monday night Scout group.

Anyone interested should telephone 01507523626 for more details.