The story so far ...
... we have transformed Abbeyview Clinic into a modern, multi-purpose Scout Centre with a main activity space, Leaders room and breakout room. There's also a main office, committee room, art and craft (messy) room plus storage facilities for the equipment and resources needed by our five regular Section meetings for up to 100 youngsters.
In addition, the building has a large store room for our camping equipment stock plus breakout space in the entrance hallway, a reception office, kitchen and toilet facilities. This provides a Scout Centre which will be able to accommodate wider Scouting use and, in due course, community meeting and activity facilities. The Centre is also fully accessible.
The site also offers parking and access that is significantly better than the old location and is part of the busy central Abbeyview area with Fife Council's Local Services Office, Community Centre and Tryst Centre (see next story) plus St Ninian's Church, Abbeyview Bowling Club and a number of local shops and businesses.
More change ...
... the redevelopment of the local area is bringing more change for us. Fife Council will be replacing their three community buildings, focusing their activities in a new community hub building, which will incorporate one of the three buildings - the Local Services Office. The other two buildings will be removed.
The first one (The Tryst Centre) has already been demolished and eventually the Community Centre will also go. This building currently adjoins our Scout Centre - so there's a bit of work to be undertaken with essential services altered and an interesting demolition job to be safely completed!
Watch this space for further updates!
Looking forward to exciting times ahead:
Later this month, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers will be heading to Summer Camp in the Brecon Beacons for an action-filled week of adventurous activities on and off the water.
August 20th will see our first-ever family Day when parents and young people can come togther to take part in many of the adventurous activities at Fordell - followed by our AGM and Presentations Event
There's another BASEcamp in September, including a number of exciting camp site activities.
We're hoping to get to Alton Towers later in the year with our Scouts and Explorers.
In November we have our Autum Indoor Weekend for Beavers and Cubs.
From November through to next March, we'll have our all-season camping challenge. Can any of our Scouts and Explorers complete a night under canvas every month until Spring 2023?