Hodnet fun day exceeds expectations.

On Saturday 21st May a ‘Fun Day’ organised by the 2nd Hodnet scout group took place in warm late spring sunshine on Hodnet Recreation Ground. The Event was instigated by a dire need to encourage new members to the Beavers pack, which was on the verge of folding (see, Beavers on the brink of extinction). On the day, eight new Beavers said they would like to give it a go,  seven turned up on Tuesday evening, bringing the pack number up to a more sustainable nine members. More new members, both boys and girls are very welcome.
The afternoons activities, which included an obstacle course, caving and rock climbing, were very well organised and run with the Brownies and the Cubs working very hard.  Around 150 people enjoyed the afternoon in a relaxed family atmosphere. The fun continued on into the evening with a ceilidh held at the Lion Hall, to which around eighty people came. Keri Coates, the new group scout leader, was very pleased with the turnout and delighted with the number of new recruits to the Beaver pack, which included a new leader. Andrew Lockely, the Chair of the scout commitee,  said that ‘the day had gone so well, there were already plans to run another day next year.’
Although the main purpose of the day was not for fund raising, around £200 was raised.
As a footnote, the Hodnet scout group are hoping to restart the scout pack in the near future. Leaders are in place and all that is required are scouts. If you think you might be interested then contact Keri on: 07786 158064.