1st Crookham (Odiham District) Scout Group
Who we are
Welcome to 1st Crookham Scout Group; the largest and most successful group in the Odiham district with three Beaver colonies; three Cub packs and three Scout troops .
We are currently raising money to fund the rebuild of our group HQ in Basingbourne Woods, Church Crookham, Fleet.
Our group HQ is in desperate need of replacement. The original buildings, some now over 50 years old, are dilapidated with eroding concrete, failing wiring, damp, poor heating and inefficient use of space. Most importantly the roofs are asbestos sheeting which must be replaced.
We own the buildings but lease the compound in which they are situated from Fleet Town Council. In 2016 we agreed a new 30-year lease for the grounds and our goal is to provide safe, modern facilities to support the continued growth of local Scouting for at least this timeframe. This would allow us to make much better use of the existing footprint, design in improved disabled access and support a wider range of activities.
Our own group has 210+ children who use the buildings extensively for their weekly activities. We also support the wider Scouting district (1,000+ young people) and the local Girl Guides movement with events like camping, archery & air rifles. A redeveloped facility could also support daytime activities for preschools and other community groups.
Our aim is to provide a modern facility to support Scouting in Church Crookham for at least the next 30 years. Please help us to get our initial fundraising off the ground. All donations will be gratefully received.
For more details see https://1stcrookham.org/about/rebuild-project/
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39 Velmead Road,