A SCOUT group are excited for their new adventure of having a permanent store in the town.

1st Wigton Baden-Powell Scouts had a busy few weeks during the festive season with each section having a party or games night planned.

The group were also busy delivering Christmas cards through their postage scheme.

Group leader, Julie Bryceson, said: “We weren’t sure how popular the Christmas card delivery service would be but it exceeded our expectations and is definitely something we will offer again next year.”

During all of this, the Scout shop has opened on the High Street in Wigton.

This will be a permanent charity shop which comes after the success of the pop up one in the early part of 2019.

The shop sells a manner of things including vegan cereal bars, chocolate and biscuits, electrical items, toys, books and clothing.

“We have been overwhelmed at how generous people have been,” continued Mrs Bryceson.

“We have had so many things donated, everything from a child’s wardrobe to a brand new Lego set.

“Every item in the shop is donated.

“We check everything and make sure it is fit for sale, we have an electrician who PAT tests electricals and parents who check, wash and iron clothing.

“Our aim is to offer top quality goods at bargain prices.”

The shop will be open six days a week, closing early on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The group are always looking for volunteers to help man the shop and if you are interested in lending a hand one morning or afternoon then email juliebryceson@hotmail.com or pop into the shop and leave your details.

Mrs Bryceson is also asking anyone wanting a place for their child in the group to email as soon as possible.

The group already has three beaver colonies, two of which are full with waiting lists and the third which opened only nine months ago is almost full.

The cub packs will have 22 beavers moving up early this year, that will free up some spaces but children on the waiting list have already been allocated some of these places.

Mrs Bryceson continued: “Ideally we’d like another two beaver leaders to help on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

“If we can get additional help we may look at opening a fourth beaver colony later in the year but we must have additional help to do this.”