We need funds to run camps, purchase equipment and to keep our membership fees for young people low. As an educational charity, we rely entirely on the money we can raise through our own activities, and on the generously given time of our amazing leaders and other adult volunteers.
Subscription fees cover the basics like badges, insurance and hire of our main meeting venue at All Saints Weston Green church hall. But to make scouting really fun we need equipment – tents, camping gear, vehicles and trailers – that allow our brave leaders to take young people out on adventures that they will never forget.
There are several ways in which parents and other friends of 1st Weston Green Scout Group can help to support our exciting programme of activities for young people.
Christmas tree collection
Our main fundraising event is the annual collection of Christmas trees for recycling. In a single January weekend, we raise nearly £10,000 for the group each year. But we can only do this with the help of every parent. See our Christmas Trees page for more details.
If you shop online – for almost anything, anywhere – you can raise money for the group by clicking first on easyfundraising.co.uk. Select Weston Green Scout Group as your cause to support. It will cost you nothing, and you’ll be amazed how generous some retailers are. And it’s not just shopping. When you book a holiday, buy a new phone, change energy supplier or insurer, you can raise serious money for the group in an entirely painless way.
If you use Amazon (who doesn’t?), go via the link smile.amazon.co.uk and 0.5% of everything you spend will come to us as a kind and generous donation instead of lining the pockets of Amazon’s billionaire owners. Choose 1st Weston Green (All Saints) Scout Group as your charity.