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Roundhouse At Pinsent

Background

Kevin Holland was an active and very much liked member of the Scouting community in Winchester. He was always keen to help and nothing was too much trouble. He was involved with the 9th Winchester Scout Group as a Cub and Scout leader and also with the Beacons Explorer Unit and the DofE Award Scheme. Even as late as the Monday before he died, he was still planning the DofE Expedition for the following weekend. For his outstanding services to Scouting Kevin was awarded the Silver Acorn in the 2017 St George’s Day Honours, with other recognitions in 2016. Sadly Kevin passed away early in the morning of the 20th July 2018, at home with his wife, Maxine, following a courageous fight against cancer. One of Kevin’s final wishes was 'to provide something at Pinsent' and it was agreed with Kevin & Maxine a few days before he died that a roundhouse would be a fantastic memorial: a structure to provide shelter for all our Scouts for many years to come.


A collection was arranged for a roundhouse to be built within the Pinsent campsite to commemorate Kevin. The volume of donations was a testament to Kevin’s popularity and the esteem in which people held him.

Construction was carried out in 2019 by the Pinsent campsite team with valuable support from Kevin’s former work colleagues.

It is possible to hire the Roundhouse in conjunction with a camping booking, on a daily basis.