History of 1st Yate Scout Group 

There were initially two Cub packs, 1st Yate Windsor Drive (who originally met in wooden hut in Windsor Drive Park) and 1st Yate Stanshawes (who used to meet at Stanshawes Court). We also had a Scout troop. The decision was made to build a purpose built Scout Hall when the wooden hut was burnt down by vandals. 

As the Group grew, it warranted a new Cub pack and a new Scout troop. The new Cub pack was called 1st Yate Jubilee, created in 1977, the year of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. Then came along the Beaver Scouts.

Later, Stanshawes Cub pack merged with the Jubilee Cub pack and eventually, once the leaders left, there was no one to take over leaving us with one pack now named 1st Yate. As there was only the one pack, the second Scout troop numbers were dropping so therefore merged with the existing Thursday troop. 

The Scout Hall on Church Road was opened in 1978 to bring together under one roof the sections of 1st Yate. 

Over the last ten years the group’s fortunes have turned around somewhat, with a GSL driven to improve the Group, new trustee board members, equally committed to improving the fortunes of the Group, and a team of dedicated leaders delivering an interesting and balanced programme.

1st Yate has continued to grow . In January 2014 we had 53 young people in our group.  In October of 2014, a new Beaver section was opened,  we then opened a second Cub pack in February 2015. In June 2021 we opened our second Scout troup,  September 2022 saw us welcome our first Squirrels Drey this was quickly followed with the opening of our second Squirrels Drey in April 2023. 1st Yate now has close to 200 youth members.


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