1st Godshill & Rookley Scouts

Scouts were first seen in Godshill in 1949 when the Reverend Mason started the Troop. Meetings were in the Village Hall. The colour of the Scarf worn by the Scouts at the time was green and black. When, a few years later, no-one could be found to take over the Troop from the reverend, it was disbanded.

In 1979 a Cub Pack was opened, meeting at the Village School, and a while later a Scout Troop. The Troop’s claim to fame is that it was the first on the Island to take in girls. It eventually folded through lack of Leaders, ran briefly for two years around 2000 then suffered an 11 year gap until being restarted again in 2011.

The Group probably now boasts one of the best Scout Headquarters on the Island, having been purpose built for Beavers, Cubs & Scouts. Fundraising for it started in 1980 and the land (part of a field for the use of the village children) was bought from the Parish Council. Work finally began in 1986 and the structure of the building was started in 1987. The outside was completed in September 1988 but it wasn’t until September 1989 that is was first used.

Meeting Times

Beavers – Tuesday’s 18:00 – 19:30
Cubs – Wednesday’s 18:00 – 20:00
Scouts – Monday’s 19:00 – 21:00

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City / Town Godshill
Postcode PO38 3HB
Country United Kingdom
State/Province England
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