Following many months of negotiations with Broxtowe Borough Council, the Trustees for 2nd Beeston Sea Scouts were very pleased to sign a new 25 year lease for their headquarters site in November. This successful scout group, which celebrated its 90th anniversary earlier this year, has been at the Lilac Grove site in Beeston Rylands for over 60 years.
The signing of this lease puts the Scout group in a strong position to apply for funding to build a new headquarters at the Lilac Grove site. The current building is showing signs of its age. This new building will also be a valuable resource for the local community.
In addition, the proposed new headquarters will enhance the Group’s ability to deliver adventure and skills opportunities for the children of Beeston and beyond. In the past five years 2nd Beeston Sea Scouts have undergone a remarkable transformation from a position where it was about to be closed down, to the present day where it has about 90 children and young adults enjoying a rich programme of activities. Part of this programme is the water-based activities delivered from their unique Barton Island facility. 2nd Beeston Sea Scouts are very grateful to Broxtowe Borough Council for their support.