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1st Henley Scouts 2024 AGM

AGM 15th June 2024

Please join us at the 1st Henley on Thames Scout AGM.

 

The meeting will be held at 10am on Saturday 15th June at the Scout Hut.

 

It is a great opportunity to find out a little more about the behind-the-scenes activities of our fantastic Scout Group.

 

We currently have over 120 young people aged between 6 – 18 years, involved in Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers and the list of wonderful adventures and activities that they get up continues to grow.  

 

We have recently renewed the lease on our Scout Hut with the town council and are secure in our current location until 2049!

 

This gives us the opportunity to think a little more about the future of our Hut and ways in which it can be improved.

 

As a result, at the AGM we will be launching our fundraising appeal for £250,000 to upgrade the hut. You can read more about our ideas here and here.

 

We really need some help if we are going to deliver on our ambitions for Scouting in Henley over the next 30 years !!  

 

We are looking for people with fundraising experience and/or people who have a little time and can help with fundraising. There are many exciting ideas and opportunities that we are exploring. 

 

For example, could you help us organise a “Grand Ball” for our community ?  

 

Would be able to explore and investigate grant opportunities ? 

 

Could you spare any time to write some letters to businesses to ask for funding ?   

 

We are looking for people with building or project management experience to help us figure out exactly what is possible and to help oversee the works once we have raised the money.

 

We are also looking for additional Trustees to help administer the Group behind the scenes.  

You can find out more about being a Trustee here. It does not require a huge amount of time, maybe 10-20 hours per year . . . but it can make a huge difference to many many young people.   

If you don’t have time yourself, perhaps you know someone who might ? A grandparent, a recently retired neighbour, Scouting is for everyone, and it is hugely rewarding to get involved.    

If you are tempted, but need a little more information, please look at this video :-  https://youtu.be/335lUYvacgs?si=eGP6QnVcwozaTCYu

If you would like to get involved, please contact me on 0774 089 4578 or at harding_derekj@hotmail.com.   

Thank you for you continued support for our wonderful Scout Group.

Derek (Del) Harding

Chairman – 1st Henley on Thames Scouts