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Kitchen kit donated to Scouts

Scouts will be cooking up a storm with their new kitchen utensils donated by a local power firm.

From Press releases - 20 July 2015 12:00 AM

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Scouts will be cooking up a storm with their new kitchen utensils donated by a local power firm.

UK Power Networks, based in Hazelwick Avenue, Crawley, has given 1st Langley Green Scout Group pots, pans and shelving from its old staff canteen.

The cookery equipment will kit out the group’s new headquarters in Lark Rise and will be used on camping expeditions by 50 beavers, cubs and scouts.

Chris Shackell, a health and safety adviser at the electricity company, is group quartermaster for the scouts and came up with the idea while serving on the staff facilities committee.

He said: “I look after the equipment at the scouts and currently our store room is a mess. We desperately need shelving and pots and pans for our new hut, because ours are in a very poor state. We don’t have a lot of money so any help we can get goes a long way.

“We can use the shelving to keep everything tidy and clean and will be able to find the equipment easier. The pots and pans will go out with the Scouts when they go camping so they will be cooking meals on it over camp fires. It’s all about them learning the skills of life.”

Rob Pullinger, Group Scout Leader, said: “We are very grateful for the donation of the shelving and pots and pans from UK Power Networks.  We have a brand new headquarters and we want to make sure that the equipment and facilities we have in the building are in the same condition. 

“These kitchen utensils will help us to carry out cooking activities in the headquarters and will also be used for catering on camps. These activities are part of the balanced programme scouting delivers to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.” 

The group’s beavers meet on Tuesdays between 5.45pm and 7.00pm, cubs meet Friday from 6.00pm to 8.00pm and the scouts meet on Thursday between 7.15pm and 9.15pm.