Skills for life

Funding level: Up to £1,000


1st Wootton Scout Group based in Northampton currently comprises, two Beaver Colonies, two Cub Packs and a well attended Scout Troop. The group offers local young people the opportunity to have fun and join in challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others to make a positive impact in the local community.
One of the life skills gained by all of these young people is the ability to be able to cook which is a key part of their outdoor activities particularly when camping but also as a way to understand nutrition, food hygiene, the cost of food and budgeting .

When cooking as a group there is also social interaction as well as organisational and team building skill to be gained, plus it's great fun!!!

1st Wootton has been very successful in recruiting new members and is over-subscribed much of the time. This is due to the great range of activities provied by the highly commited Leaders and Supporters. It is anticpated that as the two cub and beaver colonys grow this will feed though to create a second scout group. However this success has also lead to a stretch of resources and pressure on ageing equipment which limits the amount of cooking activities that can be undertaken.

So our project is to replace some of the ageing and broken equipment and expand the amount of cooking equipment available to allow more of our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts to be able to engage in this important activity as well as enhancing their experience when away camping or participating in outdoor activities.

The leaders of the group have carefully assessed the current state of the equipment and feel that the following items would really help in allowing a wider range of the young people engage in cooking activities more often. These items have been selected to offer a wde range of activities and to last a long time for future generations of Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

Its fair to say that the existing equipment proves how long it can be made to last.!!!

2 x Lightweight Back Pack Cooking Sets
2 x Group Camping Stoves
2 x Base Camp 6 Cook Sets
2 x Piece Heavy Duty Dutch Oven Set Cast Iron Cookware in Box
4 x 16cm Loop Handled Pots
4 x 14cm Loop Handled Pots
4 x 12cm Loop Handled Pots
1 x Trangia 27 Cookset
5 x Opinel Knives
1 x Campfire tripod and grill, 110cm £80
2 x Knives
3 x Dixi cooking pot
2 x Kelly kettles
1 x Cooking utensils
6 x Storage boxes

So to summarise....

Please Vote for us to help more young people gain valuable life skills now and for future generations in our local community of Wootton, Northampton.





1st Wootton Scouts Group

My Son has been with 1st Wootton from the age of 6, through beavers, cubs and now scouts. He's gained some fantastic life skills from cooking a meal to knowing how to calmly put out a fire in his Gran's kitchen!! I am proud of the leaders and their commitment to help young people gain these skills.

Location: Wootton, Northampton, United Kingdom