After 25 years 1st Westlea Scouts, who used to meet at Upper Shaw Farm community hall before transferring next door to Shaw Ridge Primary School, have uprooted themselves to become 1st Lydiard Park Scouts and now meet in the stable room, adjacent to Lydiard House.
Leader Darren Cooper, who first joined 1st Westlea as an eight year old, said he had wanted to move to the park for many years and he was delighted the group has been able to negotiate a letting. “The park is a fantastic resource and we have an incredible opportunity to develop a wide range of outdoor woodcraft and pioneering activities.
“We’re all looking forward to the better weather and longer evenings to explore what we can do. The group will also be contributing to the good of the park by helping with jobs such as leaf clearing and litter picking.”
Darren is assisted by former Westlea scout members Zena Sworder and Martyn West, and Chris Shepherd.
1st Lydiard Park has space for 24 boys and girls aged 10½ to 14½.
Parents can contact the group by mailing the group or via Facebook: Lydiard Park Scouts
Pictured: 1st Lydiard in the stable room with leaders Chris Shepherd, Darren Cooper and Zena Sworder