1907

Arthur Brightmore opened the first Scout Patrol of the

1st Hinckley Scout Group.

1909

The group first registered its name with Leicestershire County. 

1912

The group began to meet at Holy Trinity School rooms.

1929

Seven Scouts attended the World Jamboree at Arrowe Park, Birkenhead.

1932

The first Cub Pack started. Miss Lorna Mehew was the Cub Mistress.

1933

Fred Illiffe produced the first Gang Show helped by Walter Moore.

1933

The Group attended the first District Camp held at Marston Hall Farm near Croft.

1934

The first three "Wood Badges" were presented to three Cub leaders from the group.

1934

The "Log Cabin" was built and became the New Group HQ. Money had been raised by the sale of crafts.

1934

The Scout Troop camped at Belvior Castle at the first County Jamboree.

1936

This year saw the wedding of the groups two assistant Cub leaders. George and Hilda Wilson.

1939

The group assisted with the war effort by assisting the Police, Ambulance, Fire and Rescue and Decontamination Squads.

1940

As the group grew a sister group was opened at St John's Church. (9th Hinckley Sea Scouts).

1941

The group assisted with the war effort again. This time taking in the harvest at Tugby and Wykin.

1946

The first Senior Scout Section was formed.

1948

John Mason became a King Scout and represented the Troop at Moiren Jamboree in France.

1952

The group took part in its first International Trip traveling to Belgium and the Ardennes.

1954

The Scout Troop attended the County Jamboree at Whatton Hall.

1962

The group Log Cabin was destroyed by fire. The fire had been started by vandals.

1963

The group began to meet in the new Trinity Vicarage Youth Centre.

1964

A plot of land was leased from the church to the group. A new building was erected.

1971

The group set sail for Kristiansand in Norway. Thirty members took part the expedition.

1975

The first group bus was purchased beginning an era of overseas expeditions.

1978

George Wilson, Group Scout Leader, was awarded the Silver Wolf. 

1982

The HQ was once again burnt down by vandals.

1983

Revival of the Gang Show at Holy Trinity exactly 50 years since the Fred Iliffe production.

1983

Fire struck yet again. The group bus was destroyed.

1985

The whole group attended the County Jamboree at Whatton Park.

1988

The first Beaver Scout Colony was opened.

1989

The group celebrated just over 80 years with group activities.

1991

The group attended the County Charnwood Camp at Stanford Hall

Fox Coverts Campsite

The excess monies raised by the group for the war effort in 1939 was given to the District Campsite Fund.

 

In 1952 George Wilson discovered the land which is now known as Fox Coverts Scout Campsite.

Over the years it has predominantly been 1st Hinckley members who have contributed to the growth of the site and to its success. 

The group has a long history with the site

1907