It’s Scout Community Week and all over the country scout groups are getting out and about and getting jobs done in their community. Scout Community Week is a UK wide fundraising initiative that is supported by B&Q. Every scout who takes part will receive an exclusive B&Q Scout Community Week 2012 badge.
The 12th Rugby Scout Group approached local school Boughton Leigh Juniors to see whether there was work to be done and a tidy-up plan for the school grounds was quickly established. All sections got down to some hard work and a great deal of litter was collected from the school grounds.
Head teacher Carl Thornton commented “we are delighted to see the Scouts helping to keep our school looking clean and tidy. We pride ourselves at Boughton Leigh on our relationship with the local community and hope that the Scout’s exciting new project will benefit all concerned”.
Carl was referring to the project to build a new Headquarters for the 12th Scout Group in the grounds of the Junior School. This will also provide valuable extra space for music and drama during the school day and a meeting place for the Rugby Amateur Transmitting Society. Initial work has started with the digging of foundation test holes and a site survey has taken place. A noticeboard showing sponsors has also been erected.
The 12th have appointed a building contractor, Principal Building & Consultancy Limited, to manage the project. Managing Director Karl Pargetter is looking forward to making a start and said “I have done a number of projects in the Brownsover area and this is a great opportunity to build something that is of value to the community. I am working with the Scouts to identify more sponsors and to rally the local building trade to support this project”.
Scouts Project Manager Ian Warburton explained how the project had come about, “the 12th currently meet in the Brownsover Community Centre which is due to be demolished as part of the regeneration plan for Brownsover. We have always aimed to build our own HQ and we have worked with the school, Rugby Borough Council, Warwick County Council and Rugby Amateur Transmitting Society to make this a reality. Now that we have Principle Building & Consultancy onboard we look forward to completing the project in early 2013”.