In the scout district we have a district camp site and a scout group site, they want to hand this back to the district. its had a bit of vandalism so first thing first is to remove two old portkabins which is planned for the next couple of weeks.
next job is to remove a load of rubble or bury as a soak away !!!
its got a sess pit and a toilet block. the block is sound the inside has had all of the water pipes pinched and a little vandalism. its about 3 acres.
we lease it for £1 .00 a year with insurance and water there is some out goings. we dont want to hand it back to the council so looking at a few avenues here comes the questions
we dont know wether to rebuild the toilets to a simple level and then open it back up to scouts as wild camping. there isnt a great amount of trees but what trees we do have are hard and soft. the wood is surounded by woodland owned by forestry and farmers. or remove the toilets altogether
we want to plant a lot of trees but because its near to a built area we dont want to put up guards because the local kids will just target them and rip them up?
any ideas for grants ?
there isnt much dead wood and and the trees are well spaced so no dropping of current stock to supply wood for fires
the ground looks ok to have ground fires and apparently they have had ground fires here for a long time.
it would be good to have a moot or gathering here when were on top of it but the wood supply would be the concern.
so any ideas for grants for fenceing and sapling's
any sugggestions to make the block more vandel proof.
the idea we are looking at is to provide a back to basics campsite for scouts and maybe some were we can utilise for bushcrafting maybe opening up to you guys for a small fee to use at specified times?
still looking at all possible avenues before we make any descions so please brainstorm some ideas thanks
( we may not do anything ) but were looking into anything at the mo