Brockley Scouts

Neighbours bring food with death, and flowers with sickness, and little things in between.

- Scout Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird

Rob's been in touch to tell us about Scouting in Brockley, ahead of tomorrow's Summer Fair. He says:

You may not know, but Brockley is home to the world's oldest Scout Troup (don't let anyone tell you otherwise)! 1st New Cross (The Greys) was founded in 1908. It is also the largest in the District, with very active mixed groups for Beavers (for kids age 6-8), Cubs (8-10yrs), Scouts (10-14yrs) and Explorers (14-18yrs).

As part of their yearly battle to raise enough funds to keep things ticking over, and pay for a recently acquired new mini-bus, the Scouts are holding a Summer Fair this Saturday from 11pm onwards. This is the first fare the group has put on for quite a few years. It will include all the usual entertainments including a Coconut Shy, Beat The Goalie, Roll-a-ball, Darts, Tombola, Find the Whole Egg, Cake Stall, Barbeque etc. etc. There will also be a large Bric-a-brac stall and local crafts. There may even be bunting if they can find it hidden at the back of the QM store!

The weather is due to be fine, so please come along and join in the fun!

1st New Cross (The Greys)
Scout Hut
25 Breakspears Road (nr. Tack Mews)


Anonymous said...

I think it must be 11 Am onwards or else these scouts are a more racy bunch than they used to be.

We wil drop in certainly. It is the sort of thing that we need to encourage around here. I would also urge them to get children from non typical scouting backgrounds to get invovled. They would lvoe it once they got started and these sorts of initiatives really help in lots of ways.

Monkeyboy said...

Ijoined the cadets when I was a kid. Desperatley uncool but had heaps of fun and can honestly say it taught me a few life skills.....and how to hit a target at 500yds with a high powered rifle but let's not dwell on that part..

Anonymous said...

it was really good fun and their next event is a Race Night which should be excellent. Maybe the organisers will ask Nick to publicise that in due course.

LoveFootball said...

Aladdin's Cave on Lewisham Way used to be a Scout Hut,Many moons ago.

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