Nearly 110 Years of Scouting

2007 marked 100 years of scouting; On the 1st August 2007 at 8am Scouts from all over the world joined together to celebrate the dawn of a new century of Scouting. In 1907, Scouting’s Founder, Robert Baden-Powell, took a deep breath and blew his kudu horn on Brownsea Island to open the world’s first ever Scout camp; Scouting now exists in 216 countries and territories. We are now heading towards the 110th anniversary.

Over 60 years of Scouts and still going strong

There has been a Scout group in Benenden now for probably over 60 years. Today we still have a thriving Scout troop providing a range of varied and adventurous activities for boys and girls aged 10 and a half to 14. The Scout group provides opportunities for young people to develop new skills and to experience challenging situations in a safe environment that allows them to grow as individuals and to make new friends both locally and from other troops.

The Scout troop has enjoyed a number of exciting activities from, summer camping in North Wales and Switzerland to flying over Kent and Sussex in a micro-light, to building and then actually sailing a boat that they designed and built themselves made entirely out of cardboard and glue. Future activities may include sailing, canoeing, scuba diving and climbing.

Weekly meetings

The Scout troop meets regularly every Thursday from 7.30pm to 9.00pm in the Scout hut (opposite the Village shop) and welcomes young people of all abilities. If your daughter or son would like to find out more and take part in the opportunities provided by the troop then please either come along on a Thursday night or phone the Scout leader, Derek Downing on 07977 562408 or the assistant Scout leader, Tony Vening on 01580 241037

You can help to keep this great Benenden group going

The Scout group is the largest mixed youth group in the country and its success in providing opportunities for our young people to take part in activities not normally provided by our Schools can only be met if we have volunteers to run and organise these activities. Please consider what you can do to help our community.

Copyright Tim Dwyer 2002 -