The hall is home to First Radstock Scouts, Mercury Explorers and Radstock Guides, whose ages range from 6 to 18.

The Scout Group has been at the heart of the community for over one hundred years, providing activities and fun for generations of young people.

On top of the usual Scouting activities, the leaders and trustees have been working tirelessly to fund the installation of new heaters, accessible showers and toilets so that the wider community can also benefit from their wonderful facilities.

With a plan already hampered by the pandemic, the group has now been hit with very significant additional costs to repair and replace the damage caused and to install CCTV. They are working closely with the local police who have been excellent.

The Group Scout Leader, Janet Turner said: “I don’t think I will ever forget the look on the Cubs’ faces as they tried to process what had happened.

“We are all volunteers, committed to supporting the young people but we do not have endless reserves. We are totally self-funded and now have even more money to find.”

If you would like to donate to help the Scouts, or find out how else you can help please e-mail [email protected].