These scouts are floody marvels!

From left to right are Steve Yerrell, Charles Lord (Scout), Richard Foster (Group Chairman), Lisa Sanderson (Cub Scout Leader), Andrea Langridge (Beaver Scout Leader), and in front is Alex Moore (Beaver Scout).
From left to right are Steve Yerrell, Charles Lord (Scout), Richard Foster (Group Chairman), Lisa Sanderson (Cub Scout Leader), Andrea Langridge (Beaver Scout Leader), and in front is Alex Moore (Beaver Scout).

FLOODS couldn’t dampen the spirits of a local scout group – whose headquarters have been brought back to life with a new lick of paint.

The scouts of the 6th Rotherham Wath St James group suffered THREE floods in five years at their base on Barnsley Road.

But members re-painted the interior, thanks to a donation of paint from the Rotherham Dulux Decorator Centre’s Colouring the Community scheme.

Beaver scout leader Andrea Langridge said: “The floods had a devastating affect on all our members.

“Not only was the building severely damaged, but we lost all our camping equipment, books and other valuable resources, which caused major disruption and meant that we were unable to meet for weeks on end.

“We were struggling to make ends meet financially, and so the Dulux Decorator Centres’ donation has been an absolute godsend and our headquarters is now a much nicer and cleaner place to meet.”

Simon Coupe, manager of Dulux Decorator Centres’ Rotherham Store, told the Times: “It was really unfortunate that 6th Rotherham Wath St James Scout’s headquarters was subjected to not one, but three, floods.

“This had a knock-on effect for many members of the Rotherham community.

“We were delighted to donate paint and materials to such a deserving group and the headquarters now look the part and will be enjoyed by local people of all ages for years to come.”