1st Crookham (Odiham District) Scout Group

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39 Velmead Road,
GU52 7LJ

01252 623051

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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, or at least substantial refurbishment, of our group HQ in Basingbourne Woods, Church Crookham, Fleet.

Our group HQ is in desperate need of major renovation or 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 ideal goal would be to completely rebuild safe, modern facilities to support the continued growth of local Scouting for at least this timeframe. This would also 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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