In 2009 10th Romsey (Woodley & Crampmoor) Scout Group celebrated 50 years of continuous Scouting.

10th Romsey Scout Group was re-formed in 1959 having originally been founded as ‘Woodley & Highwood’ in 1926. ‘Woodley & Highwood’ closed during the Second World War and re-opened as ‘Woodley & Braishfield’ in 1951 but unfortunately closed again in 1954.

Since re-opening in 1959 with a single Cub Pack of a dozen members, 10th Romsey has gone from strength to strength. This highly successful group now runs 2 Beaver Colonies, 2 Cub Packs & 2 Scout Troops and also hosts one of the Romsey District Explorer Scout Units. The group currently has a membership of over 180 and is one of the largest Scout groups in Hampshire.

A Timeline of 10th Romsey, 1926 – 2009

1926 The first Scout Group known as 10th Romsey formed as “Crampmoor and Highwood”, Cubs and Scouts met at “The Barn”, Woodley Cottage

1939-45 Group closes at some point during WWII

1951 10th Romsey re-opened as “Woodley and Braishfield” with about 12 Scouts

1954 Membership had dropped alarmingly; Scoutmaster and the 5 remaining Scouts join up with the 1st Romsey Scout Group

1959 10th Romsey Scout Group re-formed as “Woodley and Crampmoor” with Ray Part as the Cub Scout Master and 12 Cubs

1960 Group moves into hut at Ganger Camp, refurbishment funded by £100 loan from Mr Duke

1962 Electricity installed at hut

1964 Water supply to hut

1964 & 65 Falcon patrol win County Emlyn trophy

1967 Ian Moore and David Taylor attend World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) in Idaho, USA

1967 10th Romsey Venture Scout Unit formed

1968 Alterations and refurbishment of the hut

1969 10th Talk begins using District duplicator

1970 Fete at Woodley Grange; highlights are the Baby Show and Miss Woodley competition

1972 Foundations laid for School Road hall

1973 New hall opened by the Chief Commissioner for England, Sir Bernard Chacksfield

1973 & 74 Crusoe patrols win Pulborough trophy

1978 10th Talk re-launched in booklet format

Group “Spring Ball” at Crosfield Hall, tickets £1.50 including supper

1979 Paul Adey attends WSJ in Canada. Cubs’ football team wins the “treble”: League, Cup and 6 a side

1980 Mixed Venture Unit started.

1983 Andy Bundy and Chris Harris attend WSJ in Canada

10th talk delivery service begins

1984 Crusoe Falcon patrol win Pulborough trophy

Visit by Troop 208, Huntingdon Valley, Boy Scouts of America

1986 Group purchases the Orchard site in Braishfield Road

5 Leaders, 3 Venture Scouts and 6 Scouts visit Troop 208 in Philadelphia

1987 John Prince and Paul Morris attend WSJ in Australia

Thursday cub pack closes

Crusoe Beaver patrol wins Pulborough and Sextant trophies

1988 Beavers starts

1989 New HQ project and funding appeal launched

1991 New HQ funding confirmed

Gary Palmer attends WSJ in South Korea

Sirl Eagle patrol win Sextant trophy

1992 Braishfield Road HQ building started School Road hall closed in December

Crusoe Otter patrol win Sextant trophy

1993 Braishfield Road HQ official opening

1994/5/6 Group shows

1999 Crusoe win Pulborough composite trophy

2003 Robert Foster, Robin Black and Paul Edwards attend WSJ in Thailand

2005 & 06 Crusoe win Pulborough composite trophy

2006 First whole Group camp at Lyons Copse

2007 Hampshire Centenary camp H007 at New Park, Brockenhurst

Group hosts centenary St George’s Day celebrations in Romsey Abbey

2008 District centenary camp at Broadlands.

2009 Group 50th anniversary camp at Linkenholt

2 thoughts on “History

  1. Great to see the 10 th is still going strong — was a member when it restarted in 1959 with Ray Part as leader, I was one of the cubs , then scouts , as well remember the hut in Ganger camp –
    cheers Richard Courage — now in Abbotsford Bc Canada

  2. Wow, I’m so happy to see the 10th have gone from strength to strength! Was a scout in Falcon patrol in the sixties (63-67). I remember so many faces… where are you all? Ian Moore, the Taylor brothers.
    If ever you need a field in Normandie for a camp – it’s free!
    Graham Garnett, Calvados, France.

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