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Christmas Bagpack

Christmas Bagpack

A huge thank-you to the generous people of Wymondham, who donated at our bagpack fundraising event at Waitrose today. And a great shout-out to the volunteering Cubs, Brownies, Guides, Scouts, Guides, and Explorers who supported the effort! Your contributions will go towards the running costs and maintenance efforts at the Wymondham Scout and Guide HQ, […]

Altar fires repaired

Altar fires repaired

Today saw the first two refurbished altar fires being delivered, by Ian Jenkins and Andy Jenkins. We are very grateful to Crown Chicken Ltd from Diss for paying for the steel, and for Andy’s employer Rowlands Woodhouse from North Walsham for cutting/folding and welding the steel. Over the winter period the remaining altar fires will […]

A Splash of Colour

A Splash of Colour

We’ve had an exciting week at the HQ. Volunteers from Aviva, lead by Paula Mansfield, applied their skill in the community and did a fantastic job redecorating at our HQ. In the main hall the main cracked wall was repaired and received a fresh coat of eggshell magnolia. The bottom half of the side-walls got […]

Remembrance Parade

Remembrance Parade

The Wymondham Scouts and Guides took part in the Remembrance Sunday parade, ceremony at the War Memorial in Town Green, and the Remembrance Day Service at the Wymondham Abbey. See also: Wymondham Stuff Photo Gallery Wymondham Branch of the Royal British Legion Roll of Honour entry for the Wymondham War Memorial

Our own recycling revolution

Our own recycling revolution

Our Scouting and Girl Guiding groups regularly get involved in green issues to support the environment, with activities such as litter picking local roads and cleaning up woodlands. At the Scout and Guide HQ we also do our bit to responsibly manage waste. We collect waste paper with MW White, but we did not have […]

Second Workday

Second Workday

Another great work day today. Ruth Royle gave the kitchen a thorough clean and sort-out, and somehow found time to make teas and coffees. Simon Royle cleared the moss of the path by the side of the building, cut back the bushes by the gas store, filled cracks in the exterior and interior walls, and […]

First work morning success

First work morning success

We had a very productive work morning today. Christopher Harding strimmed all the weeds. John Durrant trimmed back the leylandii hedge with a hedge trimmers. Cath Durrant and daughter used loppers and secateurs to cut back a lot of the overgrown trees. Steve Burrows removed ivy from the walls, and helped process the hedge cuttings. […]

Upcoming Work Mornings

Upcoming Work Mornings

We’re planning some dates for work mornings at the Scout and Guide Headquarters. What we’ll be able to get done and how long it takes will depend somewhat on weather and numbers of volunteers, but here is a rough plan: Sat 11th Oct grass cutting weeding/strimming (bring gloves and trowels / pruning sheers / knee […]