In accordance with the strategic plan, the Committee has continued to improve the facilities at the hall. The first priority is security. Last year we installed extra external lighting to enable both the scouts to enjoy more outdoor activities at night and for coming and going at night to be safer. Unfortunately within a few days, the lights had been ripped down and stolen with access being gained from the old bowling club. As a result, we have now installed a vibracrete fence, replacing the very old and decrepit fence that was in place.
We held our first bi-annual work party in May where we achieved a great many small maintenance tasks such as plastering the pillars in the basement, clearing the garden, inventorying equipment, clearing gutters, cutting back trees and many other tasks.
We have lost our chairman, Tim Smith, who has had to return to the UK when his visa expired. Tim came to us from scouts in the UK and his calm manner will be missed. We wish the Smiths well in their next journey! We have started the process of appointing a new Scout Group Leader with Pierre Hoffa willing to step into the role.