Through a generous donation from Howdens kitchens, 1st Benson Scout Group has been able to update its very tired and delapidated kitchen facility. A huge thanks for their support, and for Mark Lee's (and his son Callum) skills in installing it
Wallingford Freemasons from Portcullis Lodge
The Wallingford Freemasons made a generous donation to the Group to enable us to buy some much needed cooking and camping equipment. The petrol and gas stoves, plus benches and tents will be of great benefit to the group replacing some very over-used and worn out kit.
Grundon Headquarters have kindly stored most of the Scout Groups camping equipment in the past and the large trailer. Grundon can be contacted on 01491 834311 or visit their website at http://www.grundon.com/
Located on the road from Benson to Watlington, Benson Sawmills are producers of rough sawn timber and specialise in fencing, logs and tree work. Benson Sawmills have generously given logs and wood to enable the group to practice campfires and have also supplied wood for the 'build a birdbox' project.
Phone on: 01491 832251, 836979 or mobile 07798 878306 or 07760 994902
Based in Benson Village, Anthony has helped the Scouts with their DIY badge by showing them how to wire plugs.
Phone on 01865 589 106 Website http://www.oxonelectrical.com/
Chiltern Produce and Florist
Located at 25 High Street, Benson, Chiltern Produce and Florist is a local supporter of Scout Post which is a huge fundraiser for the Scout district every year. This family run business can supply flowers for all occasions and also stocks fresh fruit & veg and are suppliers of coal,calor gas, kindling, logs & pet products.
Please call Chiltern on 01491 837 739 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Benson Community Association (BCA)
To promote the benefit of the inhabitants of the parishes of Benson and Berrick Salome and the neighbourhood, without distinction of sex, or of political, religious or other opinions by associating the local authorities, voluntary organisations and inhabitants in a common effort to advance education and to provide facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation and leisure-time occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants. The BCA generously paid for the new group mess tent which all sections of the group use at almost every camp.
Visit their website at http://bensoncommunity.com
The Benson Bulletin
Distributed free to over 2500 homes in and around Benson, this is the one stop shop for community matters and local advertsing. Audio and back issues are also available on their website. The Benson Bulletin generously paid for a great deal of the groups modern hike tents which are used at every camp.
Visit their website at http://www.bensonbulletin.com
The Bensington Society
The Society is established for the benefit of the public in the Oxfordshire Parish of Benson, which includes the hamlets of Preston Crowmarsh, Roke, Rokemarsh and RAF Benson. Its Aims are:
To stimulate public interest in matters of concern; to promote high standards of planning and architecture; to secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of the features of historic or public interest and to promote, protect and improve the visual and physical environment
Visit their website at http://www.bensington-society.com/
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