Spilsby Scouts growing with community’s help

The team from Sills & Betteridge with the fire extinguishers that the group have been able to purchase with the money donated, surrounded by the 2nd Spilsby Cub Pack and their Akela, section leader Wayne Pearl, and Bagheera, assistant leader Suzy Pearl. ANL-160617-120247001
The team from Sills & Betteridge with the fire extinguishers that the group have been able to purchase with the money donated, surrounded by the 2nd Spilsby Cub Pack and their Akela, section leader Wayne Pearl, and Bagheera, assistant leader Suzy Pearl. ANL-160617-120247001

A fast-growing group for boys and girls in Spilsby is scouting around for help to complete the modernisation of their headquarters.

The 2nd Spilsby Scouts are celebrating a donation from a local firm of solicitors, Sills & Betteridge, which has been used to replace fire extinguishers that needed renewing.

Their ultimate goal will see a revamp of the boys’ toilets, which would need new linoleum and a fresh layer or paint, an update of the heating system and insulation of the building.

Sills & Betteridge made a £100 donation to the 2nd Spilsby Scout Group to help them in their quest.

Group Scout Leader Gemma Holland said: “We are very grateful for the generosity from Sills & Betteridge, although we are a growing group and still need the support of our local community to help us achieve our goals.

“This went a long way in helping us achieve one of them, thank you”.

Kirsty Baxter, of Sills & Betteridge, said: “We are very pleased to be able to help the 2nd Spilsby Scouts in their efforts to make safety improvements to their building and were delighted to go along, meet the cubs, and present the fire extinguishers to them.”

The scout headquarters in Pooles Lane, off West End, used to be the old telephone exchange and has undergone the installation of new windows and front entrance doors.

Currently around 56 children that attend our group, as well as a great team of leaders, assistants and 
parent helpers.

Anyone who can help with the modernisation or is looking to become a helper or a leader, is asked to email 2ndspilsbyscoutgroup@gmail.com

* Our story in the Skegness Standard stated the Scout Group was for boys, but we would like to clarify it is for girls too.