About the Group

Scouting is open to everyone, male and female, over the age of six

We're a large Scout Group with a Beaver Colony, a Cub Pack and a Scout Troop. In total we have around 40 young people, more than 10 adult leaders and an Executive Committee made up of parents and other interested adults.

The 40th Hartlepool Scout Group is part of the Tees Valley North District and a part of Cleveland County Scouting. You can find out more about Scouting generally by visiting the national Scouts website.

Recent notices and events

  • Christmas Fayre - 24 November, 2018 Join us for our annual Christmas Fayre between 10-12. A chance to visit Santa, try some of the activities and visit our stalls. Relax with friends and family at ...
    Posted 15 Sep 2018, 13:43 by 40thHartlepool ScoutGroup
  • Windows Our headquarters are now sporting new windows thanks to support from the National Lottery.
    Posted 10 Jan 2017, 09:57 by 40thHartlepool ScoutGroup
  • Rewiring We have reached our fundraising target for the Rewiring Appeal! Thank you to everyone for their support and hard work to help reach this goal. Work is now underway ready ...
    Posted 12 Aug 2016, 12:52 by 40thHartlepool ScoutGroup
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History of the Group

The 40th Hartlepools (Boys’ High School) Group was formed on 11 May 1933 by Albert Knox. Meetings were held in the school premises at Rosebank, Elwick Road and the Group developed and prospered until it was disbanded when war broke out in 1939.

Following pressure from the parents the Group was restarted in early 1940 as an Open Group meeting in Park Avenue. In 1942, the Group moved again to the pavilion and outbuildings of Oval Grange, the home of Mr & Mrs F C Pyman. The Pymans moved to Sussex in 1956 and the new owners of Oval Grange, Mr & Mrs C M Yuill gave the Group a site for a new HQ within their grounds. Plans were approved, money raised and countless hours of volunteers hard work resulted in the current two storey brick building being opened in 1963.


Over 160 current and past members attended the Group’s 80th Anniversary Celebration in May 2013 and enjoyed reminiscing about leaders, members, traditions and activities that have provided the foundations for the success of the Group today.

The Group currently has a Colony, Pack and Troop and is thriving as a result of enthusiastic and dedicated leaders and supporters.