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Enfield Scouts group settles into new home

Posted on 22 February 2011  - 12:00

One of Enfield's most established Scout groups, which has been running for the past 70 years, is celebrating receiving a new scout hut donated by Spurs.

Enfield Scouts group settles into new home

One of Enfield's most established Scout groups, which has been running for the past 70 years, is celebrating receiving a new scout hut donated by Spurs.

The building will form a new headquarters for the group, who will move to their new home on a nearby derelict site off Stratton Avenue.

Tottenham Hotspur has given the old Invictus Cricket Club Pavillion to the group ahead of its existing site being redeveloped as part of the Club’s new training ground development.

Academy players Ronnie Hawkins and Ramil Sheriff joined volunteers on Saturday at the Invictus Cricket Club, where the group were dismantling the building in preparation for its move.

William Medcalf, chairman of 12th Enfield Scouts Group, said: "It is all coming together now. The council has been so supportive and Spurs have been very generous. The old pavillion was a wonderful building and instead of being demolished it's going to be dismantled and rebuilt in Stratton Avenue. It has been a real community effort.”

Donna-Maria Cullen, Executive Director of Tottenham Hotspur and Trustee of Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, said: "We are delighted to be able to support the 12th Enfield Scout Group with the donation of this building which will become the headquarters within the group's new base.

"This has been made possible through the development of the Club's new state of the art training centre and demonstrates our commitment and support of local charities and organisations."

As part of the project, both Beavers, from aged 6, and the Scouts, up until age 18, will take a hands-on approach to the regeneration of the new base near Stratton Avenue as they work through their badges.