Our History

From records at the Scout Association, Scouting has been present in Wilnecote since 1934.

There has always only been 1 Troop in Wilnecote though over time they have ended, then Re-registered.

Records show that 1st Wilnecote first registered in 1934 and consisted of 26 members and met at the Congregational School Rooms, next to the Wilnecote Congregational Church. At this time Wilnecote was in Warwickshire and fell under Atherstone + Tamworth Scouting District.

The next record shows that 1st Wilnecote Boy Scout Group was Re-Registered in 1963 as containing 23 members and met at “The New School Rooms”.

In 1965, Wilnecote High School became the Sponsor of the group so The Group name changed from 1st Wilnecote to “Wilnecote High School”. The record doesn’t state a meeting venue but one can assume it was the High School.

In 1967 The group was Re-Registered as “3rd Wilnecote County Junior School” as they moved into the Junior School because it became the new sponsors. The register shows 26 members (12 wolf cubs, 12 Scouts and 2 Leaders).

It was from here 3rd Wilnecote were offered the lease on the Sunday School Room, situated opposite Ninefoot Park (which was practically derelict), by the Rev Stanley Morris.

Our History
Our History
Our History

In the final Document dated 1996 it shows the group officially changed its name from 3rd Wilnecote County Junior School to 3rd Wilnecote Scout Group. This one is puzzling, as the group was known as 3rd Wilnecote Scout Group from the point of moving out the Junior school.

The Group remained at Highwayman’s Hall until 2011 but due to circumstances, beyond their control, were evicted. They temporarily relocated to Heathfields Infants School whilst fundraising efforts began for a New HQ. In 2017 Building Works began on Ninefoot Park (where the former Sons of Rest Building was Situated).

3rd Wilnecote Scout Group moved in to their Current New HQ in 2019.

Long may Scouting in Wilnecote Continue!

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls