I really don't have a clue what most of this banter is about! I think it may help if I explain some of the financial position. The scouts have basically no money, but there is a grant I can apply for with a good chance of success which will give £1.5k. This would be in a 6 month time frame. We can probably fund raise towards £1k in a similar period. So £2.5k is the absolute limit, and that really needs to include the whole package and insurance. If something cheaper came up immediately (say <£1k) I may buy it outright myself and simply use it with the scouts or later sell it to the scouts. Having said all that people are often outrageously generous to the scouts just for asking, which would be great too, witness the offer of the "Jaffa" already! On the subject of the Jaffa, if anyone knows of an empty trailer coming north I would be more than happy to contribute to fuel...
All the best