District Events

Funds Sought to Finish Scouts New Campsite Showers

2 January 2015

For more than 50 years many thousands of local Scouts and Guides have enjoyed staying at the Herringfleet Campsite. To ensure it continues to offer an enjoyable stay it is now time to replace the showers and toilets.

Following extensive fundraising and support from County Councillor Locality Budgets, Suffolk Empowering Community Fund, Help an East Coast Child, The Christmas Day Swim and other Local and National Charitable Trusts the building of the new Facilities Block has commenced.

Lowestoft District Scouts are particularly grateful to their President Lord Somerleyton for his support and interest in local scouting and continued use of the campsite on the Somerleyton Estate.

The contract for the construction of the 10-unit block has been awarded to local construction company Gilberts Builders Ltd.

Contained in a wooden building, made from sustainable timber, designed to blend in with the woodland setting, the new facilities will include two units offering wheelchair access.

The new showers and toilets will be fully operational in time for the Annual Reunion Camp in May. The first shower has been reserved for the District Commissioner, Mel Buck who will have spent the preceding week on a 400 mile coast to coast sponsored cycle ride starting in West Wales.

Rodney Turner, Fundraising Lead for the project stated, “I believe that there are many former scouts; local businesses and others who have or have had connections with the local Scout Association, who would like to make a donation towards the new toilets and showers.

Reaching such a vast number of people is very difficult but we think we can achieve this through the Lowestoft Journal and it’s sister publications.”

If you are able to help donations to Lowestoft District Scout Association can be sent to the District Treasurer, 26 Longfield Way, Lowestoft, NR32 3LD or through any Lowestoft District Scout Group.