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102-year-old scout group celebrates after headquarters are rebuilt

PUBLISHED: 11:31 25 March 2014 | UPDATED: 11:32 25 March 2014

Lynsey Yeomans, assistant scout leader, Christopher Yeomans, group helper, Jonathan Walsh, assistant scout Leader Emily Gilham, assistant beaver leader, all members of the Welling Scout Group celebrate the news. Photo credit: WillyG

Lynsey Yeomans, assistant scout leader, Christopher Yeomans, group helper, Jonathan Walsh, assistant scout Leader Emily Gilham, assistant beaver leader, all members of the Welling Scout Group celebrate the news. Photo credit: WillyG

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A 102-year-old scout group is celebrating after its headquarters were rebuilt.

Local dignitaries attended the reopening of the new headquarters in Warwick Road, Welling, for the 1st Welling Scout Group last week, including Mayor of Bexley, Cllr Sharon Massey.

The opening marks the end of a protracted battle to rebuild the scout group’s headquarters.

The project was resurrected in 2010 with planning permission agreed in September 2011.

Julie Yeomans, group scout leader for 1st Welling Scout Group, said: “After more than nine years of hard work, we all absolutely ecstatic to finally officially open our headquarters and secure its future for many years to come.

“My thanks go to all who have helped to make this happen.”

The 1st Welling Scout Group has been in existence since 1912.

For the last 18 months the Welling 1st Scout Group has met at the Salvation Army Hall in Welling High Street, Welling.

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