Faversham District Scouts have embarked upon a major upgrade of the site including the replacement of the Old Diary Buildings. The site was purchased in 1979 and many volunteers including the Venture Scouts (now Scout Network) set about converting the building including milking stalls into the halls in use today and which are "showing their age".
The first phase of this project was to provide the self contained Toilet and Shower Facilities to the North Field, this has removed the need to cross the lane, especially at night.
The second phase of the project is to replace The Barn, which has an earth floor and is currently used as an Air Rifle Range with an architect designed stand alone building containing a Hall, Toilets and Storage for the Scout Groups that use Shepherd Park for their weekly meetings. The First Floor, with Lift Access will provide District Admin and Meeting Rooms.
Planning Permission was granted by Swale Borough Council, in spring 2018 for this building, the construction and building regulations drawings are currently being produced so the fund raising begins. The plans can be viewed here.
The third phase of the project, will see the Main Hall and District Hall replaced with a new building complete with multi use hall, kitchen, toilets and showers for use by campers and also a new air rifle and indoor archery range. As a temporary measure the empty District Hall will be used as an air rifle range.