Scouting for assistance

The Scouts are a great way for young folk to get out and about, learn about their world and have some great experiences. Walsall Wood Scouts need assistance to continue this fine work. Image supplied by Lee Bragginton.

I have been contacted by the Group Leader of 1st Walsall Wood Scout Group, friend of the blog Lee Bragginton, who needs some help raising money for a minibus for the group. This is a fine aim for a great cause locally – please help if you can. They’ve procured most of the funding required and just need reader’s help with that final push.

I think most of us have had contact with, or been in the Scout Movement within our communities. They are a fine organisation, giving young folk access to experiences and social events that are unparalleled elsewhere. I know for a fact that Lee and his group are a credit to our community, and they all work hard to help out with Walsall Wood events. So please, if you can assist in any way, that would be great.

Lee is also writing a history of the Scout Group in The Wood (they used to be known as the 38th Walsall) and is appealing for any photos, memories or ephemera that any of you may have. We talked last week about the Boys’ Brigade, and I can just imagine that many of the regulars here looked well fetching in short trousers and a woggle. Come on, lads, what do you know?

You can visit Walsall Wood 1st Group’s website, or contact Lee on – you can even phone on 0844 414 2438.

Please, please, please, do what you can. The kids of the Wood are a great bunch, really.

Loitering within tent – kids love camping, and with a minibus, it would be so much easier for Lee to take his charges into the great outdoors. Go on, get the bacon on… Picture kindly supplied by Lee Bragginton.

Hi Bob

We are pleased to report that we have recently had confirmation of further funding towards buying a second hand minibus to support the group.

Whilst we have raised £12,000 to date, we need a further £3,000 in order to purchase a relevant vehicle to suit our needs.

We’d be grateful if you could put out the word to your readers in case there are any companies, organisations or individuals that would be interested in providing financial support.

If requested, we’d be happy to recognise their support by way of signage on the vehicle and/or inclusion on our website.

Likewise, if there are any local groups that would be interested in hiring the minibus once purchased, we’d be pleased to hear from them.

Walsall Wood Scouts need your help!

Many thanks in advance for your continued support.



Group Scout Leader

1st Walsall Wood Scout Group

Rosie, the group’s kit van. Why not help these fine youngsters travel in style? Picture supplied by Lee Bragginton.

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3 Responses to Scouting for assistance

  1. Peter says:

    Good luck Lee. I too, with the able assistance of numerous others, run a Scout Group locally at Lazy Hill, the 49th Walsall Scout Group, fundraising is an ongoing issue amongst all Scout groups wherever they are.
    For the wider community, Scouting globally has seen a resurgence in recent years, with greater numbers than ever of both boys and girls waiting to join, a good run Scout Group such as Lee’s and others locally to Aldridge, Walsall Wood and Brownhills, provide so much more than anything that can be plugged in! The benefits of simply running around outdoors, climbing a tree, playing sport, learning new skills, making new friends and learning a little discipline, in a structured and safe environment are enormous, Scouting is alive and well and bigger and better than ever!

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