The old hut served the Scout Group well for many years. It did, however, come to the end of its useful life and we needed to replace it.
Work on the new hut is being co-ordinated with the local community – including our neighbours Stocksfield Tennis Club, Stocksfield Community Association (SICA), Broomley and Stocksfield Parish Council and Northumberland County Council.
The Story So Far
The old hut was emptied…
…and the equipment safely packed up for storage.
It could could then be demolished,
the site prepared
and work begin to lay the foundations for the new hut
so completing phase 1.
The aim of this phase is to build a basic rectangular hut. We started with the walls and floor
before adding the rafters
and finally tiling the roof and cladding the exterior with larch.
This allowed us to begin work to begin on the inside. Some tasks required specialists, such as plastering the walls
and the first fix of electrics and plumbing
There are plenty of opportunities for parents and youth members to help where they could:
A large unexpected donation allowed us to begin work on Phase 3 earlier than planned. This means we can now add the kitchen (shown below) and external store (at the other side)…
…and have dug out the foundations for the access ramp