Bear Grylls and the Duchess of Cambridge congratulate Scouts on new extension

West Runton Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and leaders celebrate the opening of the new £130,000 toilet and s

West Runton Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and leaders celebrate the opening of the new £130,000 toilet and shower block extension at their Cromer Road headquarters. Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

The Duchess of Cambridge and Chief Scout Bear Grylls were among the well-wishers congratulating West Runton Scout Group on its new £130,000 shower and toilet block extension, which was opened at the weekend after an eight-year fundraising campaign.

North east Norfolk Scouts district commissioner Paul Henriksen opens the £130,000 toilet and shower

North east Norfolk Scouts district commissioner Paul Henriksen opens the £130,000 toilet and shower block extension with the help of West Runton Beaver Rhys Brazier, 7. Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

The building was due to be opened by Scouting founder Lord Baden Powell's grandson, Robin Baden Clay, but, because he was unable to attend, district commissioner Paul Henriksen was called on to cut the ribbon.

Mr Henriksen, who first joined the West Runton group as a ten-year-old, thanked group Scout leader Helen Cardani for her efforts, as well as leaders, parents and group members.

West Runton Beavers Rupie, 6, and Korbyn, 7, check out the cloakrooms in the Cromer Road group's new

West Runton Beavers Rupie, 6, and Korbyn, 7, check out the cloakrooms in the Cromer Road group's new shower and toilet block. Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

After Mrs Cardani had handed out awards and read letters of congratulation - including one from Bear Grylls wishing the group an 'awesome' celebration - guests were treated to entertainment including songs around a cardboard cut-out camp fire.

West Runton Scouts' new £130,000 toilet and shower block extension. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

West Runton Scouts' new £130,000 toilet and shower block extension. Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

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