Following over 20 years of fundraising the new £680,000 scout hall was formally
opened by Tim Kidd, scout chief commissioner for England.
Hundreds of visitors welcomed a new scout hall on Saturday which will be home to one of the largest scout troops in the country.
Mr Kidd unveiled a plaque in front of guests including the Mayor of Epsom and Ewell, Councillor Sheila Carlson, and Chris Grayling MP.
Founded in 1927 the scout group now has over 350 members.
Scouts past and present, their families and friends enjoyed displays of the group’s biennial Gang Show, expeditions to Uganda, the Epsom firework display, and canoeing and hillwalking activities.
There were opportunities to try archery, short-wave radio, air rifle shooting and climbing using the new climbing wall and other activities included sweet-making, face-painting, pancake-making, duck races and more.
Group scout leader, Councillor Dallen said: "The official opening is the culmination of more than 20 years of planning, fundraising and sheer hard work by many people and congratulations must go particularly to Doug Clasby who has headed the design and fundraising for the project.”
For more information about the 7th Epsom (Methodist) Scouts, call Neil Dallen on 01372 728187 or visit 7th Epsom
Bottom of Form
Member since: 10th July 2012
We love the great local businesses and community