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All ship-shape thanks to fundraising

Published: 1 Jun 2012 06:30

SEA Scouts raised money towards keeping their group afloat through selling bric-a-brac and plants.

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Fourth Bracknell Sea Scouts have made approximately £750 to help cover utility bills and equipment through a sale at their Scout hut in Meadow Way, Priestwood, and another at the bandstand in Bracknell town centre.

They sold items and plants donated by the group and its supporters.

Group scout leader Peter Minchin said: "Fundraising helps to cushion our running costs but it also goes on camping, new tents and whatever we need to keep the group running."

The Sea Scouts are similar to standard Scout groups but have a slightly different uniform and greater emphasis on water-based activities including kayaking and canoeing. The group visits training ships in Chichester harbour and London docks.

Mr Minchin said: "I think the boys and girls enjoy belonging to a group of young people all with a similar idea."

There is usually a short waiting list to join the group. See

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