Our history

The First New Cross Scout Group was formed in January 1908 on Besson Street, New Cross with one patrol – the Peacocks.

They were registered in May 1908 with Robert Baden-Powell (before he even registered his own troop). In the August bank-holiday 7 youngsters ( 6 of which were only 12) pulled a trek-cart from New Cross to Maidstone, camped over night and then pulled it back.

Mr John Edward Curd

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