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 THE BUILDING THE ROWSWELL HALL EXTENSION
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The Rowswell Venture Unit had the job of finishing of the ceiling of the inside of the store cupboards and building the wall that divides the Scout Store from the Guide Store and the Scout Store internal walls.

The Scout store is larger than the Guide Store. There are two reasons for this. Firstly we have more kit to store than they do and secondly because at this late stage in the project not a single Guide, Guide Leader or Guide Parent had helped in the construction of the hall.

The Scout Leaders on the other hand worked most weekends as did the Ventures. We also had Scouts and a few parents.

Plasterboard Sculpture?

In the above picture Andy L is cutting plasterboard with holes for the air vents. This masterpiece is situated in the ceiling of the Scout store.

The dividing wall in the Scout Store.

In the picture on the left Tony inspects the progress that Andy and Jon are making in building the wall in the Scout Store.

Jon is measuring up for more Noggins

In this picture Jon is unstoppable. Despite the rest of the RVU rallying to finish the final wall he is still measuring for noggins. Nikki is intimidating Dave whilst a second team of ventures works behind her.

By this stage all the other walls and ceiling have been completed. All the lighting electrics have also been completed.

Now all we need to do is build the shelving!

The last wall
Checking space.

By the time this picture was taken a few weeks later all the internal walls had been painted. Some guides even turned up to paint the inside of their store!

Andy J. has started construction of the shelves and we are checking clearance for Icelandic bags. We constructed the shelving for the large tents first. The rest of the shelving was second hand and much smaller.

Somebody found a place that would give us money for old news paper. We stored it in the Guide Store. Well they weren't making any sign of moving in. Probably because we weren't exactly encouraging them to do so. Which was probably because we could make money out of filling their store with news paper.

A pile not much larger than this got us 50. But then the bottom dropped out of the paper market. Unfortunately the same well oiled machine that mystically stocks our jumble sales didn't stop. Once we moved out of the old scout store, it was filled with paper.

THE GUIDE'S STORE AS IT WAS
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