Sea Scouts to celebrate 60th anniversary with rowathon and fun day this weekend - The Leamington Observer

Sea Scouts to celebrate 60th anniversary with rowathon and fun day this weekend

Leamington Editorial 14th Jun, 2019   0

SEA Scouts in Warwick will be celebrating their 60 year anniversary with a mammoth rowathon and Summer Fun Day this weekend.

Scouts in the 2nd Warwick branch will be attempting to row 100 miles in 24 hours, starting at a fun day on Saturday (June 15).

Volunteers and supporters are invited to sign up to row the one mile lap from the scout hut in St Nicholas Park to help the team reach their target.

Between 11am and 4pm there will also be games and activities including bouncy castle, tombola, duck race, BBQ and refreshments on sale.




The event will celebrate the scout group founded in the town in 1959 in Pickard Street, before moving to its current hut in 1966 – which cost just £2,000 to build. A second floor to the building was constructed by parents and volunteers in the 1980s.

But now the 53-year-old hut is no longer fit for purpose and the 200-strong group of scouts are trying to raise enough money to build a new £665,000 building to welcome more members.


They are hoping the rowathon and fun day will help towards the remaining £185,000 which needs to be raised.

Organiser Hazel Underwood said: “We hope members of the community will join us in celebrating our 60th anniversary.

“It’s amazing to look back on the history of the group and see how we have grown from our small beginnings in 1959, later gaining Royal Navy recognition in 1987.

“We are now looking towards the next 60 years, and hope with one final push, we can secure the funds to build our new hut, which will be a real benefit to youngsters in Warwick for the next 60 years and beyond.”

Businesses or individuals wanting to get involved or sponsor the rowathon are urged to get in touch.

Visit www.2wk.org.uk/get-involved/fundraising-activities/regatta to find out more or donate.

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