Save our HQ

We urgently need your help to raise £30,000 for our new scout HQ at Codden Hill, Bishop Tawton. The existing HQ is unlikely to last another year.

Existing 5th North Devon HQ Hut

Existing 5th North Devon HQ Hut

Newport Community School has kindly donated two pre-fabricated temporary classrooms. These have been dismantled and are being stored until the money is in place to replace the existing HQ during the summer months of this year.

It is likely that we will be able to secure at least some of the funding we need from local businesses, as well as materials. We are now looking for help from local people either with the installation of the new HQ or with the fund raising.

The 5th North Devon Scout Group

Over 51 young people use the current HQ from the Beaver, Cubs and Scouts. A further 22 members are made up of young leaders, leaders and executive members who help run the programmes for the group and the management of the funds, building and equipment. The group gives these young people the chance to experience adventure, embrace challenges and ultimately improve key skills such as teamwork, leadership and confidence.

Benefits of the new HQ

The existing scout HQ has been on the site since the 1970s and has seen excess of 1,000 children and young adults pass through its doors. The new hut will provide more space and parking, better storage and facilities. It is intended to serve the 5th North Devon Scout Group for another 30 plus years.

How you can help

We have raised around £14,000 towards the £30,000 total but there is still a lot to do. As well as help raising money and donations, big or small; we need experienced Ground workers, Carpenters, Plumbers and Roofers. We are also asking local businesses to supply the following services and materials:

• Crane and Lorry team (lift and shift)
• Asbestos disposal
• Disposal of non-recyclables
• Haulage
• Excavator hire and driver
• Flooring
• Paint
• Timber
• Ready Mix concrete
• Electrical fittings / cable
• Heating and fixture and fittings
• General building materials
• White goods

If you would like to find out more or help by donating your time or materials, please contact Hannah Smith at and also if you can help with fund raising.

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