Scouting is open to everyone, male and female, over the age of six
We’re a large Scout Group with one Beaver Colony, two Cub Packs and two Scout Troops. We also host one of the District Explorer Units and we are supported by our adult Scout Active Support unit. In total we have around 150 young people, more than 25 adult leaders and an Executive Committee made up of parents and other interested adults.
You can find out more about Scouting generally by visiting the national Scouts website.
History of the Group
The Group was formed in the Autumn of 1942 with just one Scout Troop and a Cub Pack. At first meetings were held in church rooms but then a wooden hut at Gosford Turn became the Scout Headquarters. This hut was eventually moved to Gosford Hill where it was used for many years. By the 1960’s and 70’s the membership had grown until the Group consisted of Two Scout Troops, four Cub Packs and a Venture Unit.
1969 saw disaster. The hut and all the camping equipment were destroyed by fire. However fund raising by the parents and scouts and with many generous donations from villagers and others, the equipment was replaced in time for next year’s camping season. Having been so successful the parents continued with fund raising and in two years had raised enough to build the present Scout Centre. We have been meeting at the Centre since 1973.
As a group we are lucky to have such great facilities and this in part is due to the excellent steerage of the Executive Committees over the years.
Today we have a total membership of around 200 people.