1st Lightwater Scout Group was started in 1965 and was originally based in the Methodist Church which was situated on the Guildford Road and consisted of one Wolf Cub Pack and One Scout Troop. In 1973 Bagshot Rural Council donated a plot of land on the edge of Lightwater Country Park. The initial building on this land was an old Canadian Army hut that served as the headquarters until 1998 when a new purpose built headquarters was constructed (picture). Our headquarters consists of a main hall, meeting room, kitchen, storeroom and toilets.
We have a large and active group in Lightwater consisting of 5 sections, 1 Beaver Colony, 2 Cub Packs and 2 Scout Troops, with ages ranging from 6 years to 14½ years, in addition we have waiting lists for all sections. Our members have fun learning new skills, taking part in outdoor activities, visiting places of interest, going on pack holidays, camping and expeditions. Our sections meet weekly throughout the year with the exception of school holidays.
Meeting Day and Times
The 1st Lightwater Scout Group prides itself as being a local organisation that actively participates in village activities. Each year we take part in the Church Fete and also organise and run the village Bonfire and Firework Display in November. Sometimes you will also see our members helping out with conservation and environmental activities in the Country Park.
The 1st Lightwater Scout Group along with the Scout Association worldwide has a bright future, currently there are approximately 500,000 members in the UK alone. However as with any other voluntary organisation we do need help. Despite the large number of members we have in Lightwater we do not have sufficient adult leaders and helpers. Can you help? You do not have to have to be an expert in any specific skill, just a willingness to share some of your time with young people who are eager to be part of the Scout Association and particularly part of the 1st Lightwater Scout Group. Full training is provided and ongoing assistance is always available from other leaders.
If you are interested, or know of a neighbour or friend who may be interested please contact me for further information.