Skills for Life

The First New Cross Scout Group was formed on 17th January 1908 in Besson Street, New Cross making us one of, if not the oldest, Scout Group in the World.

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Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts will be returning soon to Outdoor and Indoor activities following the NYA guidelines.
Weekend Bookings of our premises is NOT yet permitted.

Welcome to 1st New Cross

In 2008 we celebrated our Group centenary. The First New Cross Scout Group was formed on 17th January 1908 in Besson Street, New Cross making us one of, if not the oldest, Scout Group in the World.

Along with one of the oldest troops in the world we offer the young people of the surrounding area an exciting outlook into their future lives, the prospect of developing their otherwise untapped abilities and the invitation to join the 100 year old adventure that is otherwise known as scouting.

Adult volunteers

The Scouts award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people.

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Latest news

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24th Apr 2020

A Scout Film

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24th Oct 2019

Family Karaoke Night

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16th Sep 2019

Scout Sailing Course With The Ahoy Centre

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24th Aug 2019

Summer Camp – Cornwall

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Covid-19

What were doing to keep our young people safe during Covid-19.

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