Scouting began back in 1907 when Lord Robert Baden-Powell ran a camp on Brownsea Island for teenage boys of varying backgrounds. The following year, he wrote a series of magazines, Scouting for Boys, setting out activities and programmes which existing youth organisations could make use of.
The response was astounding and in only three years, the Scouting Movement had over 100,000 members.
Founded in 1909, 1st Knowle Scout Group is the longest continuously active Scout group in the UK, having provided events and activites for its groups for almost a century.
The Knowle Scout Hut is currently in a state of disrepair and needs desperate modernisation of both the building and facilities. As we head towards our centenary year, we are hoping to raise £250,000 to create a new, modern Scouting facility to replace the aging hut and see us into our next 100 years!
The Centenary Reunion Dinner is to be held on Saturday 28th March 2009 at Knowle British Legion. Full details will be available in the next few weeks or directly from Martin Hancock.
Please make a note in your diary… we would like to bring together scouts, cubs and leaders from each of the 10 decades of the group. If you are in contact with any one connected with 1st Knowle who you think may be interested, please pass on this note.
Fund Raising Co-ordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org