The 5th Petts Wood (Methodist) Scout Group began in June 1961, and the Rover Scouts (the older boys) followed on in November 1964. The Rover Scouts were later renamed Venture Scouts, and more recently Explorer Scouts. Through the 1970’s the Group was very successful running 2 Cub packs and 2 Scout troops.
In September 1981, the Venture Scout unit became mixed, taking girls into the Group for the first time. The Beaver colony (for the younger boys) started in November 1989. The Scout troop took in girls for the first time in 1993 which has been very successful.
In 2007 Scouting celebrated 100 years, and the Group joined in a District Camp at Downe Scout Activity Centre from 28th July to 4th August. On 1st August every Scout throughout the world renewed their promise at 8am local time.
The Scout Group are sponsored by Petts Wood Methodist Church, by providing us a place to meet, and allowing us to store our equipment and Minibus on their premises. In return we attend Church Parade (a service for all ages) on the third Sunday of each month (except February, April, July, August, November). In April we attend the District St. George’s Day parade, and in November we join with Petts Wood British Legion and other organisations for a Remembrance Day Parade.
The 5th Petts Wood (Methodist) Scout Group consists of:
Beaver Scouts: Boys – Aged 6–8 years old
Meet: Tuesday. Leader: Sue Steadman
Cub Scouts: Boys – Aged 8–10 1/2 years old
Meet: Tuesday. Leader: Liz Sewell
Scouts: Boys & Girls – Aged 10 1/2–14 years old
Meet: Friday. Leader: Andy Steadman
Explorer Scouts (Called the Bearded Ladies): Boys & Girls – Aged 14–18 years old
Meet: Thursday. Leader: Jim Roffey
The Group is led by the Group Scout Leader – Liz Sewell, and is in Bromley Scout District, in Greater London South East (GLSE) Scout County.
The Group have an executive committee, formed from the Leaders of each section, a Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, and Membership Secretary, and some parents.
We now have a dedicated fund raising commitee, Chaired by Kim Ansell. If you would like to join the commitee or help at any of our fund raising events, please contact your section leader.