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** A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO VOTED AND SUPPORTED US **

Unfortunately we didn’t make it all the way and win the full funding but we do get £500 runners up prize which is an amazing amount and will help the group.

A BIG Thank You to Chris our group Treasurer who arranged the funding.

****WE MADE IT TO THE FINAL!****

We will find out January 2018 if we were successful in getting the full funding! by getting this far we have already been awarded £500

Once again Thank You to everyone for all the support!

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** UPDATE ON BELOW FUNDING BID **

Thank you to everyone who voted on the below Aviva Community Fund towards our bid for a new mini bus.  We will find out by the end of November and will update everyone then

Once again Thank You

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Help Barney get a Friend!

Please follow the link below and register your 10 votes for the Aviva Community Fund.

The Group has grown and we need a second bus to allow us to continue to offer our exciting program

7th Darlington Sea scouts works with young people aged 6 – 18 years old through Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

The aim of the scouting unit is to promote the development of young people in achieving there full physical , intellectual, social and spiritual potential, as individuals, responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities by providing an enjoyable and attractive scheme of progressive training based upon the scout promise and law whilst guided by adult leadership.

Weekly meetings are held at the local school hall, however the young people are often taken out for the evening to do things such as:
-Swimming
-ROF59 (trampoline park, climbing wall etc.)
-Moorhouse (Durham Scout HQ – offering a wide range of outdoor activities such as archery, axe throwing, grass sledding and orienteering)
-Walking in the local countryside to develop map skills

Camp Meetings are usually at our cabin on the nearby Raby Estate, however meetings have been held at:
-Kettleness (old railway station converted into a bunkhouse)
-Great tower activity centre
-Hawkhirst scout activity centre
-Side Farm, Lake distrcit
-Gilwell Park, London (Scout HQ)

This is an extremely active scout group and as the group has grown over the last few years and is continuing to grow it has become necessary to purchase a second minibus in order to allow the group to continue the work with all of the young people involved.

The current minibus is used regularly for things such as;
-Weekly meetings in order to take the group on outings away from the hall where we meet
-20 outdoor camp meetings across the beavers, cubs and scouts. each year at various different places across the country.
-Assisting other scout groups with their camp meetings.

£5000 would enable the group to purchase a second minibus allowing this valued community work to continue and thrive.