A major toy chain has entered a partnership with a local Scouts group to help promote the movement in the town.

The 2nd Amersham on the Hill Scouts has teamed up the Entertainer, and with the Scouts group celebrating their centenary year in 2023, members at 2nd Amersham confirmed that they need a new premises.

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Currently, a new hall is in the process of being built and will roughly cost £2.2m to complete.

The Scouts and the Entertainer are encouraging on local residents to help complete the state-of-the art facility, which is aimed to serve the Amersham Scouts and wider community for future generations.

To help get the project off the ground, a private trust has donated £600,000, providing the Scouts can raise the matched funding from families, friends and the local community.

To date, a total of £1.63m has been raised.

The project will be the biggest investment in youth in Amersham in over a century.

Following a site visit at the end of July, Matt Hyde, chief executive of the Scout Association said: “This resource will serve the scouts and the wider community for many years to come.

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This remarkable building sets a standard which will inspire and encourage not only the scout movement, but all those who value a facility which so clearly provides an opportunity to serve the local community.”

Gary Grant, founder and executive chairman of the Entertainer said: “We are delighted to support our local community by helping to provide the young people of Amersham with this wonderful new hall.

“It’s a major project that will benefit generations to come with all the life skills scouting has to offer so we hope that the people of the local area will join us in supporting the project in any way they are able to – your support is very much appreciated.”

Back in May, Scout groups from across Buckinghamshire and West London received a benefit of around £200,000 for an upgrade of facilities at the Paccar Scout Camp in Chalfont St Peter.

This was after Greater London Middlesex West Scouts were successful in their application to the HS2 Community and Environment Fund.

For more information about the Scouts, visit www.scouts.org.uk.