Winchcombe Scout Group

The first information about Scouting in Winchcombe is a record in the minutes of the first meeting of The Baden Powell Scouts in Winchcombe on Monday 13th April 1908. They used the name of “The Mercian Owls”. The founding President was Eleanor Adlard. Interestingly, of the 21 original members (both young and old) 11 were females. Can we claim to have been coeducational before the word was introduced to the Scout movement?

Since those early days, the Group has continued to strive to meet the ambitions of the local young people, both in Winchcombe and the surrounding villages, to take part in our Scouting Adventure. From using begged and borrowed meeting places, the Group has progressed to owing its own plot of land and Headquarters. Originally the bog standard “Scout Hut”, the Group has a purpose built HQ,  built in the early 1980’s, which it is proud to call its own. How many young people have passed through the Group over the years? What memories do they carry with them of their time in the Group?

Today the Group is home to a Beaver Colony, two Cub Packs and a Scout Troop with a  growing membership of some 60 young people and adult helpers.

More recent activities have included:
Scouts Kayaking at Bala Lake, North Wales
Cubs camping at South Cerney Outdoor Water Activity Centre
The annual Scouts Malvern Challenge
The Scouts National Shooting Competition at Bisley
The Scouts Wintercamp at Gilwell Park (too much mud and no snow!)
Beavers learning how to eat healthily.
Plus numerous hikes, walks and overnight sleepovers/camps.
Having received a significant donation from Grassroots Grants we have added to our stock of equipment and look forward to increasing the range of exciting activities for young people.

Winchcombe Meeting Times

Beavers

Wednesday

6.15 – 7.15 pm

Winchcombe Scout HQ

Cubs

Monday

6.45 – 8.15 pm

Winchcombe Scout HQ

Tuesday

6.45 – 8.15 pm

Winchcombe Scout HQ

Scouts

Thursday

7.00 – 9.00 pm

Winchcombe Scout HQ