1st Farnsfield Scout Group was founded in 1943 in the village of Farnsfield. Prior to this it was part of 1st Bilsthorpe & Farnsfield Scout Group.
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1st Farnsfield Scout Group was founded in 1943 in the village of Farnsfield. Prior to this it was part of 1st Bilsthorpe & Farnsfield Scout Group located in the nearby village of Bilsthorpe. With the increase in mining and local populations Farnsfield gained it’s own group. The group initially wore green neckerchiefs and were led by the local vicar. During it’s history the neckerchief changed to half blue, and half red with a white trim. The blue trim wore on the right side. If you know when this changed let us know.
During the 1950’s Farnsfield has a sea scout group, however, current day there is only a land scout group who take part in many water activities. In 1954 the scout section was led by Reverend K B Frampton and Mr John Robinson. The cub section was led by Mrs Dorothy Robinson and Mrs Ivy Roe. The group even had it’s own animal mascot called Ben. Ben was a dog owned by Mr and Mrs Robinson.
Little information is known on the group between 1960’s and 1980’s. It is believed Mr John Robinson continued to lead the scout section and Mrs Dorothy Robinson ran the cub section. If you know any further information get in touch.
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In the nineties, the scout section leaders were Mr David Bell and Assistant Mr Tom Reddy. Beavers was Mrs Jenny Ellston. Mr John Cobbley was also a leader but it is not known what section he volunteered in or the number within the group at that stage. Do you know? Let us know.
During the millennium Farnsfield Scouts prepared a time capsule, which was placed in the Church Tower of St Michael’s church in Farnsfield. This still resides there today.
The group had a revival during the 2010 decade. Mrs Karen Ashwell was Group Scout Leader for the early part of the decade where the group rose to 50 members. From 2015, Mr Chris Blockley took over as Group Scout Leader. 2018 saw the group celebrate its 75 years of Scouting in Farnsfield. With the population size the group continued to rise during the decade with 2019 seeing the group hit the largest amount of adults and young people in the millennia with 145 (and 48 on the joining list).
In the twenties the membership of the group continued to rise with 160 adults and young people being involved in the group. As of 2020 the group has 98 young people taking part in weekly Scouting. It also had two sections of each age group.