Unfortunately, we had a few problems with the contractor who came along to put in the original concrete bases for the steel uprights. Not only was...Read article
In 2007, Scouting celebrated it's centenary. 1st Snodland Scout Group are currently building a New Scout Centre that will fulfill the needs to provide Scouting in Snodland for another century.
Our previous wooden-built Scout Centre started life in the early 1960's, when it was used as the workmen's canteen for the building of the M20 motorway between Aylesford and Maidstone. Over the years, the Scout Group has worked to maintain, decorate and restore the building to make it useable, but the costs involved made the previous Scout Centre unviable to continue with.
After many delays and setbacks progress on the new scout centre at Snodland has started moving forward again. Contractors have been contacted and plans have been agreed so work should start on the groundwork by the end of November. This is great news and all down to the hard work being put in by Matt Biddiss, Jack Moss and Steve Cameron amongst others. So, if all goes well, we might have a new HQ and Activity Centre by this time next year. Why so long, I hear you ask? We may well have to build the interior ourselves so there will be requests for help as we move forward. Lets hope there are some budding builders and decorators out there who will be willing to give us their time and skills when we need them.