1st Windermere Sea Scout Group
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A Brief History........
|1st Windermere Scouts started back in 1908 when Baden-Powell arrived in Windermere to present the Troop with a Warrant to grant permission for the Scouts to be active, an inspection was held in Queen's Park, Windermere on 29th August 1915, Scouts and Wolf Cubs came from all over Westmorland to be inspected. Before he left Windermere Baden-Powell was taken down to Bowness where he and his wife were taken out in Sea Otter the troops craft they were rowed to Fell Foot Park, he commented to Mr J M Sladen the Scout Master at the time, "I wish I were a Windermere Sea Scout".
The Scouts flourished in Windermere and the troop grew and eventually split into several troops, so boys could take advantage of all the activities.
Baden-Powell visited Windermere many times during the 20's and 30's even during the war the troop still held together, many evacuees joined and to this day they still get together, they now call themselves 'Windermere Old Scouts' and still help the group financially.
The Group is still functioning and 95 boys are involved in the different sections, Beavers, two Cub Packs, Swallows and Amazons, and the troop itself, there are not many boys in the troop at the moment but it is growing.
On Monday 11th September 2000 we enter another era in the groups history we move into the new Phoenix Community Centre, the centre has been created around our Scout Headquarters we have been refurbished and all the boys are looking forward to having more space to do their activities in.
We meet four nights a week, we are always looking for more leaders and if you have an interest please contact us on the e mail address provided or just leave a message and we will contact you.
In the future I hope the boys in the group will be writing stories of their activities, and the adults can take a back seat!!!
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