The 2nd Brownhills Scout Group (15th Walsall), now part of Walsall North District, are this week celebrating 100 years of Scouting with a family BBQ and party on Thursday 11th June. Current members will be hosting an anniversary party for honoured guests, supporters and past Scouts. Each of the three sections, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, will be demonstrating activities from the current programme, perhaps sparking a few memories from old friends. The party continues at the weekend with a group camp being held at Beaudesert Park Campsite.
The first meeting of the 2nd Brownhills Scout Group took place on the 11 June 1915 not far from their current headquarters in Barnetts Lane, Brownhills. A first Cub Scout meeting was recorded in February 1926. The first 50 years were spent in a leaky old wooden hut on the Chester Road, which at one time was the only public hall in Brownhills. Despite Hitler’s bombs, and sharing their premises with gas masks and other wartime equipment, the group carried-on to thrive beyond the war. The 2nd Brownhills is now by far the oldest group in the Walsall area. Only through the continuing efforts of parents and supporters can the group boast a superb hall and facilities for today’s membership.
West Mercia Scout County and Walsall North District would like to congratulate Group Scout Leader Sue Wright, all the group’s supporters and members on their first 100 years.
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