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Teamwork at 1st Hexham
12/04/2021 By David Hefferin


As always at 1st Hexham, we work as a team. This may be the section leaders, it may be the committee, or it may be our ocasional volunteers, One thing is for certain, the success we have at 1st Hexham & continue to have in providing the very best Scouting possible for our young members all stems from teamwork. We have an amazing committee ,who always back the leadership financially with various projects . This has included over the last few years a £30,000 extension to the Centre. Jack's shelter in memory of one of our much loved ex Scouts whose loss is still felt deeply by many. Our new Pizza shack inspired by Stuart & now Tandoor terrace which is nearly completed & features 3 tandoor ovens, We have also created a new flat area of land which we plan to transform into an amazing Fire pit area & to top it all off, £8000 worth of new decking which has added two tiers of decking space for Barbeques & activities.

It is not just the adults who have been doing all this work either. Our fantastic Scouts have been helping with the spade work and have done an amazing amount of work in creating the fire pit area, as well as helping to build Tandoor Terrace. Their enthusiasm for the project is inspiring and they will take a pride in it knowing they were involved.

These photos show what can be done with teamwork. A few short years ago all the land at the rear of the Centre was ovegrown and very unsightly. Step by step, trees were cut down, bushes removed, overgrowth strimmed back & all leading to a manageable grass slope which will be regularly strimmed in the coming summer months.

Our vision for the rear of the centre is to maximise as much of our land as possible & turn it into a useful outdoor space. we havent quite got the hot tub planned lol but there are still plenty ideas we wish to explore & there is also a large raised outdoor chess board to be installed in the next few weeks . We hope you like the photos of the work carried out as well as showing work currently in progress.

The new Tandoor ovens are now in use & are a huge success & we already have the PL's & APL's asking when they can come back and do some more work on the project. Its truly a great all round team effort.   


1st Hexham Scout Group
Lookwide Centre, Maiden's Walk, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 1DR

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