Although it is very sad to see the end of this phase of Scouting at Stocksfield, it is also very exciting to see the building work begin. Today the old hut was demolished and work started to clear the site. Two new wasps nests were no match for the JCB!
The roof may be leaking in places, but the hut was still providing shelter to a colony of wild bees, who were building their combs in a gap between the outer and inner walls. They were safely removed this weekend by parent and Honorary Treasurer Ben Mitchell, who has re-homed them in one of his hives. I am glad to say that neither Ben or the bees came to a sticky end!
We are raising money to replace our leaking Scout Hut. The latest activity centres on a local (indeed international) landmark – Hadrian’s Wall. We plan to complete all 84 miles of the Hadrian’s Wall Walk, traversing the UK from Wallsend in Newcastle to Bowness on the Solway, following Hadrians Wall all the way.
Scout and Cub parent Claire Collinson is attempting to walk/run the whole length in just 3 days from the 17th to 19th July.
The Scouts, Cubs and Beavers are going to do their bit too – each walking part of the way – so that as a team, by the end of the Summer we will have worked together to complete the whole walk there and back again.