Author Archive DM

Why the Centre was needed……

The Scout Hut was rotting rapidly and became unsafe for further use, so the Scout Group temporarily relocated to the District Campsite at a nearby village in 2021. The old Scout Hut was demolished in 2022 and work commenced on the new Community Centre in January 2023.

Warped cladding
West elevation of the old Scout Hut
Rotten frame boarded over
Rotten window frame
Rotten frame & cladding
Rotten window frame
External cladding & rotten frame
The old Scout Hut
Floor joists
Rot in the kitchen floor and wall
Beneath the kitchen floor

£50,000 Rampion Fund award

The HSCC Building Appeal is now supported by The Rampion Fund at Sussex Community Foundation following a £50,000 award being granted…. Fantastic news! The construction start date draws ever closer.

We’re getting closer but we need your support!

The Building Appeal fund now stands at over £94,000 with an additional £20,000 worth of electrical and fire safety work pledged by Allsaved UK Ltd, visit their website at
Other local companies have pledged palisade fencing and re-turfing the field.
Can you help by supplying materials or labour? Let us know via our Contact page.

ex-Henfield Scout gives £2,500

A generous past member of 1st Henfield Scout Group recently donated £2,500 to the Appeal.