This weekend saw several high-energy fundraising events taking place; a hike, and auction and a quiz night! 4th Hemel Hempstead Scouts kicked off the action early Saturday morning with a sponsored walk. A team of around 30 Cubs, Scouts, Leaders, parents… and two dogs… made the most of the sunshine and hiked 12km in just under 4 hours from Woodhall Farm through Redbourn, Gaddesden and Holtsmere End, raising around £300 for the group’s funds.
The walk was closely followed by 1st Leverstock Green holding its Annual 50:50 Auction, where the donor can keep 50% and the Scout Group 50% of proceeds. This has been running for around 30 years and is always a very well supported event, the final sum for 2013 is expected to be £800.
2nd Hemel Hempstead, based at Grovehill Community Centre, held a Quiz Night on Saturday that was won by the youngest team, whose members included some of the site crew from Phasels Wood camp site. The evening raised the princely sum of £550 thanks to the generosity of attendees and local businesses – Totality Day Spa in Tring, Elliott Reeve Hairdressers in Adeyfield, Laughing Badger Comedy Nights and Alpha Chiropractor clinic in Hemel Hempstead.
Scouting cannot survive without the generosity of supporters, so Hemel Hempstead District would like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to everyone who helps in whatever way they can.