Its a store story

New store for Eling Sea Scouts

 

Since the opening of our Scout HQ at Testwood Lakes in 2013 we have outgrown our existing storage areas and in desperate need of additional storage space.  Our number 1 project now is to build a new equipment store on site.  Our plans have been approved by the council and the initial groundworks were completed in October.  Preparations are now underway to cast the concrete slab on which the new building will be built, which we are aiming to do in 2022.

In addition to allocating some of our reserve funds to this project, we have set ourselves a target of £15,000 to be raised through external appeals and fundraising activities.  To date just over £10,000 has been donated or pledged, leaving us with £5,000 still to be raised. 

 

GREAT NEWS!

We have now been selected by Totton Asda  to benefit from their Green Token Giving Scheme.  Go Online and please vote for us using this link and we could benefit by £500 for our new storage facility.

 

Their are other ways of raising money for us that won’t cost you anything are.  Details are available on our Fundraising page.

And make a note in your diary as the Donkey Derby will be back next year on 21st May, after a two year break.

 

Looking for something to do after lockdown ends.

With Covid-19 restrictions being lifted by the Government in England, our Sections are planning for a summer of Scouting.  We will still adhere to Government and Scouting Association advice and will be concentrating on outdoor activities.  But even more than ever we do need help to run out meetings.  Please see our latest poster and get in touch if you can help in anyway, so our young people can get the most out of Scouting.  You can email us at gsl@elingseascouts.org.uk 

Water sports on Testwood Lakes

As we head into the warmer weather and Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, many more people will be attracted to the waters of Testwood Lakes.  These are owned by Souther Water and managed by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.  Eling Sea Scouts and Sailability are licenced to use the lake for  boating by a special agreement, but public use of the lakes, including swimming,  is NOT permitted.