In 2008, the 2nd Brewood Scout Group were informed that Staffordshire County Council, on whose land their existing scout hut sits, wanted to sell the land to help balance their budget.
Over the next two years the Scout Group mobilised an organised campaign of objection which was supported wholeheartedly by the community. This effort, coupled with a change of leading party within the Council, meant that the imminent sale of the land was halted.
It is far too soon to know whether this is merely a stay of execution or a full pardon, but either way it has provided the Brewood Scouts Fundraisers, or “BSF”, (a fundraising committee of the Group) with a respite during which to raise a significant amount of money that can then be used to obtain matching grants and further assistance when the need arises. We feel that it is only this course of action that will ensure the long-term survival of scout headquarters in Brewood and the continuation of our scouting activities should the sale be revived.
The BSF, over recent years, have concentrated on three main fundraising activities:
The BSF are a very small group of volunteers who meet periodically to discuss ongoing and new fundraising activities. If you are in any way interested in getting involved with us then please get in touch by email.
We are a friendly group of people who are always glad to receive help or new ideas.[/one_half]
ITV’s Central Tonight television article on the plight of the Scout Group recorded in 2008 outside our existing Group Headquarters in Brewood.