Fifth Beverley Scout Group are celebrating after being awarded a grant of £1,500 from Beverley Town Council’s Small Grants Fund to enable them to invest in new camping equipment.
They have used some of the funds to buy a new mess tent, which the scouts learned to pitch at their last meeting.
It was used for the first time last weekend when the scouts held their Autumn Camp at Great Tower Scout Activity Centre in the Lake District.
Over the coming weeks, they will also be looking to buy an additional event shelter and some cooking and dining equipment. This equipment will enable the group to be more self sufficient when camping.
Group Scout Leader, Darren Burgess, said, “We cannot thank the town council enough for this kind donation. The group is funded entirely from member subscriptions and fundraising events. Grants like this enable us to keep to cost of scouting as low as possible for our members.”
The group are looking at how they could use such equipment to benefit other community groups. Mr Burgess added: “We loaned our event shelter to the Bowls Club for an event earlier in the summer and we’d like to find a way to be able to help other groups in this way too.”