New Scout Centre
In 2007, Scouting celebrated it's centenary. 1st Snodland Scout Group are currently building a New Scout Centre that will fulfill the needs to provide Scouting in Snodland for another century.
Our previous wooden-built Scout Centre started life in the early 1960's, when it was used as the workmen's canteen for the building of the M20 motorway between Aylesford and Maidstone. Over the years, the Scout Group has worked to maintain, decorate and restore the building to make it useable, but the costs involved made the previous Scout Centre unviable to continue with.
1st Snodland Scout Group had planning permission granted in August 2008 to build the New Scout Centre. Just under 8 years later, work has finally begun to make the dream a reality. With a lot of waiting that has been difficult, having to re-new planning permission and re-submit building regulations, we are now on our way. The ground is excavated for the new floor; The new drainage system is going in on the Bank Holiday weekend, as will the shuttering for the floor. This is a labour intensive task, so if any strapping people want to help out, Sunday will be a good day to do so. We are currently on revision 3 for the interior floor plan and we are waiting on several reports to come back so we can keep the Borough informed.
Come along and see us, probably best at the weekends, over the next few weeks to see how well things are going and, perhaps, find something that needs doing.
Next report - 3rd June 2016