History of 1st Linslade Scout Group

The Scout Troop was founded on 15th March 1921 as recorded in a hand written log book. This has been painstakingly digitised by our Group Secretary for all to enjoy right here on our web site – many thanks to Karen Brown.

You can read the Log Book covering the period 1921 – 1949 by clicking on the index items below. This will download a PDF for each chapter.  This is a great insight into our past. Enjoy!!

Log Book 1st Linslade Scout Group


1921: 1st Linslade Troop formed 15th March 1921

1922:  Rally at Wolverton (Sir Robert Baden-Powell present)

1923:  L Seabrook takes charge

1924:  New Headquarters at Charity Wharf

1925:  Summer Camp at Clacton

1926:  New Headquarters on Soulbury Road (Army Hut from Halton Camp)

1927:  Camping at Gayhurst – note the Guy Fawkes association

1928:  Summer Camp at Hastings

1929:  Visit from the dentist!

1930:  Summer camp at Pagham

1931:  Summer Camp at Little Holland

1932:  Guard of Honour for the Gaffer’s wedding

1933:  Summer Camp at Aldeburgh

1934:  Death of a Scout at camp

1935:  Lighting the Beacon for King George V and Queen Mary Silver Jubilee

1936:  Scouts form a guard of honour for HRH the Duchess of York

1937:  Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth

1938:  Summer Camp at Hastings

1939 – 1947: World War II

1948:  Meeting the Chief Scout / Summer Camp at Guernsey

1949:  Memorial garden opened


The later years are a work in progress! To be continued…….

We would be pleased to hear from anyone with stories, photos, anecdotes of their time at 1st Linslade that could be added to this page. Contact us…