The group decided that their hut needed a fresh coat of paint, so visited our Community RePaint scheme in East Berkshire The Green Machine, to paint their hut in the core colours of Scouts, purple and green.
The Green Machine sources leftover paint from householders in the local area, through drop off points at Household Waste Recycling Centres and from paint offers from local traders and businesses. This paint that is collected can then be sold at an affordable cost to surrounding community groups and individuals.
“We got all the paint we needed from the shop in Bracknell at an affordable cost. We had a number of painting sessions with community support and now have an amazing looking scout hut that everyone is enjoying” Karen, 1st Wokingham (St Paul’s) Scout group.
You can find your nearest drop off point on our website here or you can find the details to visit The Green Machine here. You can also download a PDF version of this Scout Group case study.