Jack's Shelter


In November 2018 the Scout Group were saddened to hear of the tragic loss of one of our ex Scouts, Jack Cawood.

Jack was involved in the Scout Group as a Beaver Scout, Cub Scout & Scout from 2013 to 2017. He was a wonderful lad, always full of fun & he loved his involvement in Scouting.

We wanted to remember Jack in a special way. He loved cooking on wood fires & so we decided to build a fire shelter at the rear of our headquarters in his memory.

This is a special area for the Group which can be used to just sit & chat around a fire or to host a barbeque.

We are very pleased that future generations of youngsters in the Group will now be able to enjoy this facility & we have many people to thank for bringing the project to a successful conclusion.

Many members of the local community, including many of Jack's friends, supported our fundraising towards the £10,000 overall cost of the project. The shelter was completed in February 2019.

The Group would especially like to thank Mr Glen Todd our contractor, for building the shelter & Robert Sedgewick for the blockwork & paving.

Thank you also to County Councillor Mrs Cath Homer for supporting us through her members allowance.

The result is a facility that I am sure Jack would have loved to use & a fitting way to remember a boy we will always miss & love.











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

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