AFTER several years of fundraising, community support and hard work, Penwith and Isles of Scilly District Scout Council has re-opened its campsite at Trencrom.
This small area of land, quite close to where the Trencrom Revellers had their hut, has been a Scout campsite for more than six decades but was badly in need of a facelift.
Now at Trencrom there is a new Scout hut with all modern facilities and the camping area has been filled, levelled and reseeded.
District chairman Des Hosken said: "The Scout Council is most grateful to all those involved, with special thanks to the Rotary Clubs of Mount's Bay and St Ives Bay for funding. Grateful thanks are also expressed to Cornwall councillors who made grants out of community funds and to the Probation Service for the supply of labour.
"Dave Blewett a local contractor, who has done so much for Scouting in this area, carried out most of the site works free of charge.
"A number of Scout leaders across the district have worked extremely hard to achieve this very useful camping area and the official opening ceremony was carried out by district vice-chairman Alan Cooper.
"It is impossible to thank everyone by name. The opening ceremony was the culmination of a lot of hard work by many people and we appreciate the efforts of everyone involved.
"Let's hope that all of our young people enjoy camping at Trencrom and that the facility will be well used."