Broome Island is a small piece of land on the River Soar that was used throughout the 80s and 90s as an activity camp for local scouts. Unfortunately the land has fell out of use and remained unused for almost 20 years: That’s where Project Broome comes in.
Project Broome is a joint venture between South East District, 28th Leicester Scouts and the Schrodinger Network Unit that aims to renovate the land and return it to use as a water activity centre for young people across Leicestershire.
Work has already started to restore the land; we’ve cleared vegetation, planted almost five hundred hedges and completed some minor repairs to the building.
It’s a big project that we’re expecting to take a lot of work but we’re optimistic moving forward and hope the island will be holding group camps by June 2016!
If you’d like to get involved with the project, whether you’re a parent, a leader or just an interested local, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at and keep an eye on our Facebook page for regular updates.