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Solar light boost for Cheltenham Scouts

Meeting outdoors in the evening is a lot brighter now for 15th Cheltenham (Shurdington) Scouts with their Hubi Work solar lighting kit. Installed in a wooden shelter built by volunteers from Men in Sheds, the new building gives the scouts much improved outdoor meeting facilities so they can get together outside whatever the weather.

Meeting outdoors in the evening is a lot brighter now for 15th Cheltenham (Shurdington) Scouts with their Hubi Work solar lighting kit.

Installed in a wooden shelter built by volunteers from Men in Sheds, the new building gives the scouts much improved outdoor meeting facilities so they can get together outside whatever the weather. The addition of the solar-powered LED lights ensures the group can use the space all year round when the evening meetings take place on the darker nights.

The Hubi Work kit includes a 60w solar panel, 10k battery hub and six LED light strips. After building the shelter, the team from Men in Sheds installed the solar lighting kit using a specially designed metal mounting kit on the roof to position the solar panel to face the sun. A shelf was built inside the shelter for the battery hub unit which is connected to the solar panel with cable.

A second cable is connected to the light strips with extension cable between each strip to ensure the lighting covers the entire shelter.

Men in Sheds in Cheltenham is non-profit organisation that focuses on charitable activities in the local community. Members are retired men who offer their services to groups in and around the local area and the shelter is one of a number of projects the team has been involved with.


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