South Shields Scouts' hut gets a revamp

A scout troop's home has been given a new lease of life, thanks to a group of volunteers.

Cub leader Jack White, far left, with volunteers and scout leaders at the newly repainted Scout Hut.
Cub leader Jack White, far left, with volunteers and scout leaders at the newly repainted Scout Hut.

A team of 15 accountants from company Mazars gave up their time to re-paint the 7th South Shields Scouts’ home in the town’s Highfield Road.

Cub leader Jack White, 19, says the makeover has opened a host of new opportunities at the hut.

He said: “We’ve just had a £20,000 grant from the recycling company, Sita, too so we’ve had quite a bit of a makeover.

“We’re going to do more with the hut and we now have different community groups that use it.”

To join the Scouts, call Jack on 07504 035660.