The Mayor of Medlar-with-Wesham and Town Councillors were amongst the many invited guests to the official opening of the new Scout Centre on Friday 24th October. The Scout Centre, built with the help from many local businesses, was formally opened by Michael Jack M.P, ably assisted by Master Sam Clegg (Cub Scout).
John Barnes's dream came to reality after many years of planning. John, who layed the foundation stone was given an emotional standing ovation when he received a certificate in recognition of his efforts. John, a life long Scouter has been actively involved with the First Kirkham and Wesham Scout Group for over 30 years also received recognition for his exemplary service to the Scouting movement.
An excellent audio presentation was given by Mr Geoff Sumner who had recorded the entire process from demolition of the old 'Scout Hut' to the fine purpose built 'Scout Centre' .
Further work is anticipated to complete the building once the final funding can be achieved. The Scout Group are currently raising the remaining £14,000 necessary and would value and appreciate any contributions towards their goal.