Local scouts take on weekly shop at Asda

Asda Eastleigh Scouts


Asda Eastleigh welcomed the 2nd Ramalley Scouts down to the store to take on the challenge of doing the weekly shop on a £10 budget and also to receive a fantastic donation of £200.00 to help with their future fundraising.

The scouts group were also taught about healthy eating and the importance of being responsible with finances. With an even larger product range in the newly remodelled store, the scouts were staggered to see how far £10 can go in providing a balanced and budgeted diet.

After undergoing a remodel the store has an even larger range of products on offer for affordable prices including the popular fresh pizza counter and bakery section. The remodelled store also features community favourites such as the organic food section and deli counter.

While at the store, the scouts also took part in a science project where they created their own hover-boards, and were taught on the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. These activities help the scouts work towards achieving their science Challenge Badge.

Cecily Casey, Community Life Champion at Asda Eastleigh, said:

“Shopping on a £10 budget is a challenge but with the larger and more affordable range we have in store, the children really managed to accomplish it with flying colours. All of the scouts managed to get all the essentials needed for breakfast, lunch and dinner for a whole week within budget.”

“We also wanted to present the scouts group with a £200.00 donation to help fund their future activities and as we work with the scouts frequently, we know what a massive difference this will make to them.”

Carolyn Darbyshire, Group Scout Leader, said:

“When Asda invited the scout group down to the store to learn about the importance of financial responsibility, we were thrilled to accept. We were also stunned when they wanted to donate £200.00 to us as well. This will make a huge difference to the group and means will be able to keep funding activities going forward.”