Transform it? They certainly did for these intrepid Bicester Scouts

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts cheer as Sir Tony Baldry MP opens their newly refurbished headquarters

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts cheer as Sir Tony Baldry MP opens their newly refurbished headquarters

First published in News

CUBS, Scouts and Beavers opened the doors to show off their new base after a major refurbishment.

Tea and cake were dished out to about 30 people – including young people, Bicester’s MP Sir Tony Baldry and DHL staff – to mark the end of a year-long project.

Thanks to a £15,000 grant from the DHL UK Foundation and staff at the firm’s Bicester depot, the Scouting base has had a complete revamp.

The building has been re-painted inside and out, has a new fence, patio for storing boats, new boiler, windows and doors, and tables and chairs.

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Group Scout leader Jill Edwards “It was brilliant – it is a new home.

“We have obviously had to fund raise to replace things and do things over the years.

“However, we would never have been able to do all that in a year.”

The 1st Bicester Intrepid Scout group has about 100 Beavers, Cubs, and Sea Scouts, who meet throughout the week at its Ashdene Road, Bicester, headquarters.

The group was also given a surprise cheque for an extra £6,676 that had been raised by staff at the depot from raffles and challenges including the Three Peaks walk. The grant was part of DHL’s £200,000 scheme called Transform It! which provides grants to improve community facilities.

DHL’s Lynn Simpson said: “Transform It! has really lived up to its name.

“By bringing the community together, working with parents and children it means that 100 local children can attend a safe secure meeting place and have fun and learn lifelong skills.”

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12:32am Sat 3 May 14

Severian says...

Well done to DHL for putting so much money into the Bicester Scouts. This will really help to keep our young people fit and active and enthused. Good to see that some businesses are happy to put money into our local community.

And especially well done to Tony Baldry for stepping in at the last minute to open the refurbished headquarters!
Well done to DHL for putting so much money into the Bicester Scouts. This will really help to keep our young people fit and active and enthused. Good to see that some businesses are happy to put money into our local community. And especially well done to Tony Baldry for stepping in at the last minute to open the refurbished headquarters! Severian
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