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9 May 2013

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We are delighted to announce that we have now secured the long term future of 2nd Bengeo Scout Group at Watermill Lane.  East Herts Council has agreed to lease the land to the Group for 40 years, and it is now with the legal department of the Scout Association for signing off.

This will mean that we can make detailed plans on how to best improve the facilities your children use.  A key benefit of a long term lease is that we can start fund raising for a major capital investment project either rebuilding the Scout hut, or a comprehensive refurbishment.

However, Scouting is entirely volunteer led – none of the leaders, or the young, and less young, helpers get paid – and we therefore need your support, time, energy and commitment, to help raise funds.

We need committed supporters/parents/carers to join a small fundraising committee to lead and manage raising money for these capital projects.  Without your help, we will not be able to deliver on these great ambitions.

Please contact your child’s Scout Leader to put your name forward;  if you have direct working knowledge of fund raising or of grant giving bodies, so much the better, but experience is not necessary.  We will be talking about this more at the forthcoming Group AGM in early March (details to follow).

Lastly, we also need volunteers to come forward to help run our Scouting activities – particularly the Beaver colonies – so, when you next drop your child off please see Jenny or Melanie for information on how you can help.

Thank you for your support.

The Executive Committee

2nd Bengeo Scout Group


Second Bengeo Scout Group is an active and growing Scout Group that has been operating from the site in Watermill Lane for over 60 years.  We provide a huge range of activities for over 90 boys and girls aged between 6 and 18 each week. At our regular evening meetings these young people learn new skills including teamwork ability, leadership ability and confidence. These skills are regularly put into practice on the many camping and other trips throughout that the Group runs throughout the year.  88% of our young people said that Scouting helps them improve their key skills, including social skills, teamwork ability, leadership ability and confidence.

Comment from our Beavers Section Assistant Leader

Some photos of our Beaver Scouts enjoying our Scout Hut on Watermill Lane last week.

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We are currently working on our Air Activities Badge, so the Beavers made their own kites and enjoyed flying them outside our Hut. For an activity like this, it is essential to have a secure outdoor space, to ensure the safety of our Beavers who are between 6 and 8 years old.