History of Scouting

Lord Baden Powell

Lord Robert Baden–Powell (1857–1941) was a decorated soldier, talented artist, actor and free–thinker. He also founded the Scout Movement which propelled him to extraordinary fame.

After seeing how boys in the small South African township of Mafeking used their initiative when under pressure and under siege (during the Boer War), he developed a training programme for young people here in Britain. In 1907, he held an experimental camp on Brownsea Island, Poole, Dorset, to try out his ideas. He got together 20 boys, some from public schools and some from working class homes, and put them into camp under his leadership. The whole world now knows the results of that camp.

History of 1st Hugglescote Scout Troop

1923 – The first official records of the 1st Hugglecote Scout troop being established

1928 – Scout Troop still running

1935 – Another document was signed to say the Scout Troop was still in existence

1947 – During the War the scout troop still managed to survive

More History of the Scout Troop to appear soon

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