Lockdown rewards for South Ascot fundraisers

Beavers and Cubs from 1st South Ascot put the lockdown period to good effect by investing time and effort to raise money to refurbish their 90-year-old Scout hut.

From sponsored silences to intrepid bike rides, there were a number of impressive entrepreneurial efforts which combined to raise over 10% of the group’s £35,000 target.

Nine-year-old William amassed £1,000 for simply staying quiet for 24-hours, although there’s arguably nothing simple about keeping a Cub Scout silent for such a lengthy spell! Brothers Oliver and Leo also achieved the seemingly impossible feat to add £227.   

Ten-year-old Sam cycled 50 miles around Windsor Great Park, raising a whopping £2,400 in the process, while eight-year-old Isaac also got on his bike – covering 100km and adding £418 to the growing tally.

All five were awarded the Commissioner’s Commendation Award by the District Commissioner (via Zoom, of course!).

GSL Fiona Jones said: “It’s fantastic that the boys have decided for themselves to fundraise to refurbish the Scout hut. I’m very proud of them for taking an interest in improving the hut not only for them to use but for many future generations of Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.”

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