Scouts are celebrating

The 8th St Helens Scout Group new headquarters, adjacent to  St Nicholas Church in New Street, Sutton, are opened by Dr Roy Hordley and Mrs Barbara Johnson .
The 8th St Helens Scout Group new headquarters, adjacent to St Nicholas Church in New Street, Sutton, are opened by Dr Roy Hordley and Mrs Barbara Johnson .
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THREE years of hard slog have finally come to for the 8th St Helens Scout troop.

The group, which has more than 100 children in beavers, cub and scout packs, has been working tirelessly to raise funds to build a new home after their old headquarters was razed to the ground in a blaze.

And last Sunday, their new £140,000 HQ on New Street, Sutton, was officially opened by group leader Barbara Johnson and group founder Dr Roy Hordley.

Mrs Johnson, aka Raksha, said: “Our thanks go to the people of Sutton and St Helens for their generosity. We’ve done bag packs at local supermarkets and the support’s been unbelievable.”

The 8th St Helens Scout Group new headquarters, adjacent to St Nicholas Church in New Street, Sutton, are opened by Dr Roy Hordley and Mrs Barbara Johnson .