THE 4th Fife Cardenden Scout Group held their first Group Camp since the devastating fire at their Cardenden Road hall way back on February 11.

The Beavers, Cubs and Scouts enjoyed camping over the weekend and the weather was kind to them at the Nine Acres camp site, at Crook of Devon.

The fire was a major body blow to the 4th Fife but thanks to excellent support from the community they have been battling on from their current base at Bowhill Centre.

Despite losing the majority of their equipment in the fire the various sections of the group, the beavers, cubs and scouts, have been trying to keep going on as normal a routine as possible.

They headed for Nine Acres full of expectation and were not disappointed

Said 4th Fife treasurer Rosemary Wallace: "It was a really good camp and it is all thanks to the leaders who gave freely of their time.

"None of this would have been possible without the kindness and generosity of the Cardenden community and funders rallying round to help us replace our tents and equipment destroyed in the fire. Special thanks to Neil Allan at Lochgelly Co-op who provided the first funding towards equipment".

Added Rosemary: "We continue to fundraise towards our new Scout Hall with a number of events planned.

"The next events will be a Coffee Morning at Auchterderran Church Hall on Saturday October 19 at 11am; and Indian meal at Reya Restaurant, Leslie with 50% to the 4th Fife, on Monday October 28 at 6.30pm; and a Ceilidh & Quiz at Auchterderran Church Hall on Saturday November 16 at 7pm.

"For tickets and more information please email "