1st Blackwell Scout Group

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This is the home page of 1st Blackwell Scout Group in Blackwell, Worcestershire. B60 1BW.
(N 52°21'09.86" W 02°00'57.89" Grid SO 990727)

The Group


1st Blackwell is part of Bromsgrove District and in Herefordshire & Worcestershire County. (It was formerly known as 4th Bromsgrove).

Note:

Effective from Thursday 28-Feb 2019 the start and finish times for Beavers and Cubs will be changing slightly.

The reason for the change is simply that leader work-commitments make it very difficult to make the start time for Beavers.

  • Beavers will now start at 6:15pm and finish at 7:15pm.
  • Scouts will now start at 7:30pm and finish at 9:15pm.
  • No change is planned to start and finish times for Wednesday Cubs.
The Group has three active Sections operating from the hut...
  1. Beaver Scout Colony
    6 – 8 years, meeting Thursdays from 6pm to 7pm. (Contact leader).
  2. Cub Scouts Pack
    8 – 10½ years, meeting Wednesdays from 6:45 to 8:15 (Contact leader).
  3. Scouts Troop
    10½ – 14 years, mee
    ting Thursdays from 7:15pm to 9pm (Contact leader).
Explorer Scouts is organised at the District level, see link above.

Facebook

For Leaders and parents of Young People we have an invitation-only Facebook page.

Online Scout Manager (OSM)

Some of the sections use OSM for communicating programme/event information. Please ask Leader for more information.

Helping or Getting in Touch

If you want to help as an Adult, Young Leader (14-18) or as part of Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme or get in touch regarding non-joining topics then Contact Us via email.

Joining

To manage the high demand, locally and nationally, for joining Scouting we coordinate the joining list at the District level. Use the District link above to find out how to "Join the Adventure".

The best way to increase the chances of getting a place is to become a leader. 
Typically there is more demand than we have spaces. We physically cannot accommodate more than 24 Beavers/Lodge, Cubs/Pack or Scouts/Troop.
If we could open a new Lodge (with the necessary leaders) then we would be able to take 24 more young people.

History of the Hut

Officially 4th Bromsgrove has existed since 19th March 1931. This means that the Group is over 80 years old!

Andy B, a former 4th Scout, said, "4th’s hut by the way, was a Home Guard & ARP post during the war. Afterwards I think it became a Guide hut and apparently passed to the Scouts when the Guides decided the footpath entrance at the current back of the building was too dark & scary. In those days the hut only consisted of the main hall and the drive wasn’t part of the site. There are slight variations on that theme as things have got lost & twisted over time."