The 104th ENE Scout hall in South Trinity Road, Edinburgh, was opened in 1957 by Lord Baden-Powell, the son of the founder of the Scout movement and has been an excellent home to our Scout group ever since. Given the age of the building, we need to undertake a major refurbishment project to support scouting in the 21st century and to make the property more accessible to a wider range of community users. Plans for this exciting development have already been approved and include renewal of the roof, improved insulation, upgrading of toilets and new storage areas for camping and adventure equipment.
Our Scout Group has already raised some of the major funding needed for this project, but much still needs to be done. We have two major initiatives underway which you can get involved in:
Inspiring talks series – we are delighted to present an Inspiring Talks series which will feature people who have excelled in their fields and achieved success in tackling and overcoming significant challenges. Each event will last up to 1 hour which includes the talk and a live Q&A session. Our first talk is on 25th March at 7pm where we will hear from Derek Spence who has completed the infamous Marathon des Sables (MdS) three times – a multistage ultra-marathon in the Sahara Desert described as the “toughest footrace in the world”. Last year Derek rowed across the Atlantic in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge – the toughest rowing race in the world! Derek will share some of his experiences and talk about the challenges of endurance events and what motivates him.
To register for the talk, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/104th-ene-scouts-32696388735
Voluntary donations are gratefully received and can be made at: https://virginmoneygiving.com/fund/104thenescoutgroupinspiringtalks Funds raised from this series will contribute directly towards our Group hall refurbishment project. If you are joining and donating from another Scout group, part of the funds will be shared with them. Please enter your Group name when making your donation.
You will need zoom video calling software to participate in the webinar which can be downloaded for free at: https://zoom.us/support/download
Buy a Brick – another way in which you can support us is by ‘Buying a Brick’. Donor names will be recorded on a Roll of Donors which will be displayed in the new hall and on our website to allow future generations of Scouts and hall users to appreciate the help provided by benefactors. To find out more and to make a donation, please visit:
Thank you for your support.