Sheffield scouts cheer revamped hut

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Scouts in Sheffield had two reasons to celebrate as they marked their 75th anniversary – and completion of a £60,000 revamp of their hut.

The 231st Sheffield Scout group, in Shiregreen, were joined by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Coun Peter Rippon, at their Barnsley Road base for an official reopening of the building and land.

The refurbishment work was completed in autumn, with current and former Scouts coming along to celebrate its completion.

This year, theScout group has managed to secure support from businesses for a Give and Gain volunteer day.

It has also as received funding from the National Lottery and the Children in Need appeal.

Coun Rippon unveiled a new plaque on the wall of the Scout hut with the help of para-triathlete champion Steve Judge.

The plaque is dedicated to all the people and companies that have helped with the completion of the refurbishment.

Former Beaver Scout leader Fay Hunt, who returned to see the transformation first hand, said it was fantastic to see the changes.

She said: “I just cannot believe it.

“The place is completely different to how it was when I was a leader here in the 1990s.

“It’s so modern and it is an excellent place for the young people of today to come and enjoy the adventure of scouting.

“The outdoor area is incredible too.

“Full credit goes to all the volunteers who have made it happen, it is a fantastic achievement.”

Former leaders and members joined together with current scouts to build a fire in their newly-built fire pit.