Warwick Rotary Club wins award for supporting the Sea Scouts

The Warwick Rotarians' support for the Sea Scouts is long standing

The Warwick Rotary Club has won an award for its support to the Sea Scouts group.

Warwick Rotary’s president David Brain said he was delighted to receive 'out of the blue' award for the club’s support to the 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts.

A recent press release by the sea scouts had referred to Rotary’s support and had prompted an award from the 'International Federation of Scouting Rotarians'.

Warwick Rotary President David Brain showing the 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts the award. Photo supplied

It was particularly fitting as in his past president David had been district commissioner for the Scouts in Warwickshire.

Warwick Rotarians support for the Sea Scouts is long standing.

Back in 2014 Rotarian Alan Bailey presented the scouts with a trailer for their camping trips, partly funded by Rotary District 1060 and the club.

Rotarian Laurie Day, who is an architect, spent many years preparing the plans and obtaining planning permission for the scouts new HQ, free of charge.

In 2014 Rotarian Alan Bailey presented the scouts with a trailer for their camping trips, partly funded by Rotary District 1060 and the club. Photo supplied

While the sea scouts went about raising funds and letting contracts for the works, in 2018 Warwick Rotary was able to help with phase one which was the new jetties and boat park, providing £10,000 for the fencing.

Last week president David Brain and Laurie Day met with Viv Bosworth, chair of the 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts, Marc Gadsby, group scout leader and Alex and Izzie a couple of sea scouts, to have a look at the new HQ, adjacent to the leisure centre in St Nicholas Park, ahead of it’s opening in June.

President David was told that the scouts are still fundraising to complete the fitting out and provide new equipment and facilities.

If anyone would like to help donate to the sea scouts or would like to know more go to: https://www.2wk.org.uk/If anyone is interested in joining the Warwick Rotary Club they can find out more at: www.warwickrotary.org

The 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts have been able to get back on the water at Draycote Water. Photo supplied