THE Cardenden scout group is fighting back after having its hall severely damaged by fire.

They lost virtually all of their equipment in the blaze and and their Cardenden Road home was severely damaged.

It is now a month since the 4th Cardenden scouts were dealt the body blow when the fire struck at around 9pm on a Monday night.

They are coming to terms with the losses they have suffered and have been inspired by the support they received from the people of Cardenden.

Graham Gilbert, executive member of the 4th Fife said this week that the parents of the 4th Fife beavers, cubs and scouts have pledged to not give up and a 'go fund me' page is being well supported.

Said Graham: "The tragedy is that we had spent about £30,000 revamping the hall with a new kitchen, bathroom, heating system, double glazing and redecoration.

"The fire is still currently being investigated by the police and has left the Scout Group struggling to provide for the children of the group.

"As you can see from the pictures the damage is extensive and all of the camping gear has been destroyed and the hall has been severely damaged."

He added: "The local people of Cardenden have been very supportive as have the employees of Fife Council who have granted the group a £1,000 donation to help with the restoration. "Although the hall was well insured it is unlikely it will cover all the restoration costs and we have been most grateful for all the small donations via our go fund me site and the Scout Group would like to thank all of the kind people who have made donations.

"The group executive of parents are determine to ensure that the children not lose out and we will continue to offer Scouting to the young people of Cardenden".