Scouts need more cash to finish HQ

| 15/07/2014

(CNS): While progress is being made on the new scouts’ HQ officials from the organisation say that they need more cash. The building is up and weather-proofed and the Scouts’ badge has been nailed to its eave in what was described as a small but significant step but finishing the new hurricane rated building will depend on the generosity of the community. “We have had many generous donors, not only of money but of time and materials, services in lieu, and for that of course we are most grateful,” said Charles Jennings on behalf of the association. “The inevitable truth, though, is that we need more, to let us make that last push to complete this fantastic project – in fact, about CI$250,000 more.”

He explained that once the new building in Middle Road, George Town is finished it will be a centre for not just the scouts but for the guides and the Girls Brigade, and in addition will provide space for other not-for-profits to conduct their activities from. It is also a hurricane-rated structure that will be available for use as a storm-shelter.

Jennings emphasised the transparency of the appeal, stating that the scouts books and records, including all income and expenditure, are available for all to see and question.

Anyone who can help in any way, but particularly with money or supplies, is asked to make contact with the association. Larger donors are being offered commemorative plaques which will be affixed in a prominent position at the front of the site.

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