Big boost for Harrogate's scouts - reaction and what it means for the town

A Harrogate scout group is one step closer to building their new home, thanks to a cash boost from a Yorkshire housebuilder.

Tuesday, 12th February 2019, 12:33 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th February 2019, 12:37 pm
The 20th Harrogate Scout Group has been awarded 1,000 from Persimmon Homes YorkshiresCommunity Champions scheme.

Cash stolen in burglary at popular Ripon shopThe 20th Harrogate Scout Group has been awarded £1,000 from Persimmon Homes Yorkshire’s Community Champions scheme, and with 100 children a week using the group's existing facility on St Mary's Walk, this funding boost, amongst others, means that the scouts are more than half way towards reaching their target of £400,000.

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“Our current scout hut is in desperate need of replacement, and I know our scouts can’t wait to move in to their new home.”

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