Please support our Funding Appeal!

Update: Thank you for your amazing support so far. This is the last week of fundraising and our last opportunity to gather support to be considered for a £5000 award on top of the money already donated. Please spread the word and let’s see if we can get into the Top 10 projects nationally!

Hear our Group Chair talking all about our work on Radio Devon… https://t.co/BlivKhUpPe?amp=1

We are seeking £5000 funding from the Calor Rural Community Fund to provide our Scouts, Cubs and Beavers with kit to really enjoy the great outdoors. Please visit https://communityfund.calor.co.uk/woolseryscouts to like our Project. You can share it on social media using the buttons on the bottom of our Project Page as widely as you can. We need lots of support to be successful! Thank you ❤️

Welcome to 1st Woolsery Scout Group

Our Scout Group was officially launched on 6th June 2019 -our very own D-Day- and since then has grown to serve the young people in six parishes in rural northwest Devon.

With over 70 members and a large team of willing volunteers, we are already a thriving group bringing much-needed opportunities to the young people in our communities.

 

Calor Rural Community Fund

Please support our bid in this year’s Calor Rural Community Fund. We are applying for a £5000 grant to help fund our Nights Away Kit which will make camping, hiking and exploring the outdoors possible for all our members. Items in our bid include patrol tents, hiking equipment, personal camping equipment and everything we need to give our Young People the best experiences of being in the Outdoors, regardless of their family’s ability to buy kit.

Here are some of our members to tell you all about why they would like your support…

You can support us by visiting our Project Page from 4th June 2020. The link to the Project Page is HERE

Please Like or Share our Project, for which we will receive 1 point. Alternatively, you can pledge funds to our Project, in which case we’ll receive 10 points for each pledge. The Projects with the most points will go through to the Finals to qualify for a Calor award of £5000.

Why Support Us? Our six rural parishes have very few social opportunities for our Young People and the need for our Group has been shown through the response we’ve had since beginning in June 2019: We have over seventy members and a substantial group of adult leaders, executive committee members and parents all eager to establish the Group for the long term. Despite its beautiful scenery, Torridge District has one of the lowest average weekly household earnings of any district in the UK and deprivation levels rank 67 out of the 326 local authorities in England. Within the Torridge district, Clovelly Bay (in which we’re based) has a very low percentage of professional and managerial professions compared with the national average, only 9.8% of professional occupations compared with that of 11.4% in Torridge as a whole. Without your support, we simply can’t afford to get our young people the resources they need to explore the world around them.

Scouting in Lockdown!

Our Scout Group has a vital role to play during lockdown, giving our Young People social links to each other and keeping a sense of community alive! Each section has weekly meetings via an online platform with a whole range of activites, games and discussion.

Since Lockdown began, we have awarded over 300 new badges through our Badges At Home scheme – everything from Cooking to Home Help, Mechanic to Naturalist.

We’ve also welcomed nine new members to our group through Virtual Investiture Ceremonies.

Our members have also attended two Virtual Camps at home, and several Online Camp Fires too!