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28 June 2016
A class of System Engineering and Management Course students currently under training at HMS Collingwood, Fareham recently took time out of their training schedules to help the 1st Catisfield Scout Group revive their Scout Hut.

Six members of the course were involved with cutting and clearing overgrown areas within the grounds to create an enhanced outdoor area for the scouts. The team restored the onsite fire pit and also helped with reorganizing the Scout’s equipment stores.  

Group Scout Leader, Rose ‘Foggy’ Fogwill, said of the officers visit, “Not many Scout groups have their own land, so we are very lucky, however it is difficult to maintain as we are all volunteers and a lot of us have full time jobs. 

"Having the Royal Navy’s assistance with this project has been brilliant and has really helped in terms of resources. We are very much looking forward to continuing our relationship with HMS Collingwood in the future!”

Having the Royal Navy’s assistance with this project has been brilliant and has really helped in terms of resources

Group Scout Leader, Rose ‘Foggy’ Fogwill

Currently 100 children and young adults attend the 1st Catisfield Scout Group; providing fun and challenging activities, experiences and adventure for individuals aged 6 to 25. 

As the biggest Scout group in the area, 1st Catisfield Scout Group currently accommodate Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Network, covering all ages and focusing on developing skills including team work, time management, leadership, communication and commitment. 

The 1st Catisfield Scouts Group are now looking forward to continuing refurbishments throughout the hut and surrounding land, welcoming new volunteers to get involved in any way they can.

The Royal Navy officers, who are currently training to qualify as Deputy Weapon Engineers, took advantage of a day that had been assigned for them to conduct a Community Project by supporting this event.  

Community Projects are one way for personnel at the establishment to engage with the local community whilst at the same time supporting a good cause.

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