Builders’ boost for scout centre

Builders’ boost for scout centre


A new outdoor activity area which will mean scouts and guides can camp next to their Staffordshire centre has been given a boost by Cameron Homes.

Cameron Homes, based in Chasetown, has donated £1,000 worth of materials to enable the project at the Great Wyrley Scout & Guide Centre in Walsall Road to be completed.

The site will include seating, a wood store, timber chopping area and space for camping.

Gerry Wilson, group scout leader, said that the youngsters were extremely grateful to Cameron for their donation.

“Parents and leaders are working hard to transform an overgrown piece of land into an activity area where the 200 young people who use the scout and guide centre can take part in more outdoor pursuits.

“Cameron Homes generously agreed to purchase the materials we needed such as decking boards, fence posts, paving slabs, roof materials and bark mulch at a cost of £1,000.

“This is the 100th year of scouting in Cannock Chase so it seemed right to mark this milestone with such an exciting project.”

Paul Titley, a quantity surveyor at Cameron Homes, which builds a range of housing throughout the Midlands, including current developments at Aldridge and ..,  said that as a family-owned business, the firm was always keen to get involved in community-based projects which helped young people.

“This is an excellent initiative which we are delighted to support and we hope the activity area is well used by the hundreds of scouts and guides in Great Wyrley.”