October 22nd, 2016

2nd Warwick Sea Scouts to hold fun day and regatta

2nd Warwick Sea Scouts to hold fun day and regatta 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts to hold fun day and regatta

SEA scouts are hoping former members will take to the water and pay them a visit at this year’s fun day and regatta.

On Saturday (June 25) the scouts will welcome visitors to enjoy activities including a bouncy castle, arcade, volleyball and rowing.

Money raised on the day will go towards the building of their new scout hut and boathouse, which is set to cost £570,000.

Along with the public they hope former members and leaders will attend the event and discover the changes the group plans to make to the building.

Event organiser Janet Eslick said: “We are keen to get back in touch with anyone who has been involved in the group over the last 50 years or has any memories or photos to share.”

The club has a long and eventful history in Warwick, starting in 1959 and moving several years later to their current premises in St Nicholas Park.

After gaining more members in the 1980s a team of leaders and parents extended the building.

Guides then joined the scouts on the site and since then both groups have grown, now welcoming more than 200 members between them.

It is this increase which has resulted in the need for a new building. The scout leaders say this would allow them to double the amount of children who use the group and also welcome those with disabilities.

To help towards the total, the Warwick-based Hoerl family coincided their family holiday with the Paris marathon to raise money for the new hut.

Mum Ruth ran the marathon while nine-year-old cub Peter and his seven year-old beaver sister Laura took part in a mini marathon.

Between them they raised an impressive £600 which has been donated to the fund.

And in a bid to nudge the total up even more, the Sea Scouts have applied to receive a £150,000 grant towards their new hut.

They are one of 12 projects across the country to have been shortlisted for the grant by Jewsons Builders.

If they receive the most votes, they will scoop the prize money.

Visit www.buildingbettercommunities.co.uk to vote.