The group currently compromises of a Beaver colony, Cub pack and Scout Troop located at Whitby, Also a Beaver colony, Cub Pack At Sleights which are all part of the Eskmouth (Whitby) Scout Group.
This part of the site is a work in progress and will be updated as we uncover more information. Much of the history of the group has been lost as leaders have left or passed away but we aim to record everything we can here, if you know something you think should be recorded then please do get in touch.
(General Scouting history in normal text, events relating directly to Eskmouth Scout Group in bold text)
|2013||28th July to 8th August – 23rd World Scout Jamboree, Kirara-hama, Japan.|
|2008||September – Eskmouth Scout Group re-opens.|
|2007||21st World Scout Jamboree, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, United Kingdom.
British Scouts celebrate 100 years of Scouting since the camp at Brownsea Island.
Eskmouth Scout group closes.
|2002||February – A major programme change implemented to halt decline of failing membership levels.
Venture Scouts split into Explorer Scouts and Network Scouts.
December – 20th World Scout Jamboree, Sattahip, Thailand.
|1999||January – 19th World Scout Jamboree held in Picarquin, Chile.|
|1997||90th Anniversary of Scouting.|
|1996||October – Pilot Scout Network scheme.|
|1995||July – 18th World Scout Jamboree, Netherlands.|
|1992||35th JOTA: at the invitation of the World Federation of Great Towers, Scouts and Guides had the opportunity to communicate from the tops of 13 towers around the world using the newest communication systems including videophone and television as well as amateur radio.|
|1991||July – Royal Charter changes agreed – girls are allowed to be invested in the younger Sections of the Movement.
August – 17th World Scout Jamboree, Mount Sorak National Park, Republic of Korea.Girls allowed to join all sections.
|1990||February – Decision in principle to allow girls into the younger Sections of the Movement.|
|1988||Eskmouth Scout Group celebrates it’s 21st anniversary by holding a camp at Gilwell Scouting Centre in Chingford.|
|1987||DC, Jack Hodgson, awarded the Silver Wolf for Services to Scouting. Jack was a big supporter of Eskmouth Scouts since it opened in 1967 and first served as chairman.
December – 16th World Jamboree, New South Wales, Australia.
|1986||April – Beaver Scouts officially recognised by Scout Association. Officially became members of the World Scout Organisation.|
|1983||July – 15th World Jamboree, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.|
|1982||Year of the Scout – 75th Anniversary of Scouting.
August – Beavers officially introduced into the UK.
|1979||July – World Jamboree Year: Join-in-Jamboree around the world.|
|1977||June 25 – Death of Lady Olave Baden-Powell.|
|1976||July – Girls allowed to join Venture Scouts.|
|1975||May – 14th World Jamboree (Nordjamb ’75), Lillehammer, Norway.|
|1974||“Beavers” renamed “Beaver Scouts”.|
|1971||June – 13th World Jamboree, Asagiri Heights, Japan.|
|1970||A splinter group forms the “Baden-Powell Scouts’ Association” when The Scout Association refuses to allow them to continue with the original programme.|
|1967||Eskmouth Scout Group founded, merger of several Whitby groups.
May – “The Boy Scout Association” renamed “The Scout Association”, major changes to all sections and to the programme. Venture Scouts formed from Senior Scouts and Rover Scouts.
June – 12th World Jamboree, Farragut State Park, Idaho, U.S.A.
|1966||“The Little Brothers” renamed “Beavers”.|
|1963||August – 11th World Jamboree, Marathon, Greece.
“The Little Brothers” started in Northern Ireland but not yet officially recognised.
|1959||July – 10th World Jamboree, Mt. Makiling, Philippines.|
|1958||October – 1st Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA).|
|1957||June – 9th World Jamboree (Jubilee, 50th Anniversary of Scouting), Birmingham, England.|
|1955||July – 8th World Jamboree, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada.|
|1951||August – 7th World Jamboree, Bad Ischl, Austria.|
|1947||July – 6th World Jamboree (Jamboree of Peace), Moisson, France.|
|1946||October – Senior Scout Section officially started. New plan for Rover Scouts introduced|
|1945||September – End of World War 2 (Japan Surrenders).|
|1941||8th January – Death of Baden-Powell.
January – Air Scouts officially recognised.
|1939||September – Start of World War 2. Scouts assist the war effort.|
|1937||July – 5th World Jamboree, Vogelenzang-Bloemendaal, Netherlands.|
|1933||August – 4th World Jamboree, Gödöllö, Hungary.|
|1929||July – 3rd World Jamboree, Kandersteg, Switzerland.|
|1928||January – Introduction of Group system.|
|1924||September – 2nd World Jamboree, Copenhagen, Denmark.|
|1923||July, introduction of the woggle.|
|1922||June – Publication of ‘Rovering to Success’|
|1920||July – 1st World Jamboree, Olympia, London.
August – B.-P. acclaimed Chief Scout of the World.
|1919||July – Gillwell Park acquired.|
|1918||August – Senior Scouts renamed Rover Scouts.|
|1917||May – First scheme for ‘Senior Scouts’ introduced.
June – Opening of new HQ at 25 Buckingham Palace Rd., London.
|1916||Wolf Cub section started.
December – “Wolf Cub’s Handbook” published.
|1914||January – Experimental scheme for ‘Wolf Cubs’ or ‘Young Scouts’.|
|1912||October – B.-P. married to Miss Olave Soames.|
|1910||“The Boy Scout Association” formed.
January – Girl Guides begin.
October – Formation of Sea Scouts Branch.
|1909||May – Scout Headquarters opened at 116 Victoria Street, London|
|1908||January – ‘Scouting for Boys’ Part One published.
April – First issue of ‘The Scout’.
22nd August to 4th September – First official Scout Camp, Humshaugh.
Scouting begins in Whitby.
|1907||August 1-8 – Experimental camp at Brownsea Island, England.|
|1889||February 22 – Olave St. Clair Soames was born.|
|1857||February 22 – Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell born in Paddington, London England.|
Eskmouth Scouts in the News
- 15rh September 2011 – Race to raise money in memory of Keith
- 5th August 2011 – Pair join scouting jamboree
- 13th June 2011 – Estate serves up a Big Lunch
- 8th December 2010 – Thanks for help and support (Letter from Bridget Brice)
- 23rd November 2010 – Scouts Christmas Appeal for Members
- 10th June 2010 – Well known Keith Passes Away
- 12th November 2009 – Scouts climb highest in outdoor activities!
- 4th February 2009 – Resurgence in scouting but more help wanted
- 2nd December 2008 – Scouts’ Fair
- 20th February 2008 – Plea for new leaders in anniversary year
- 4th September 2007 – Scout Leader and Businessman Dies
- 25th May 2007 – Scouts’ centenary celebration
History – Scouts (SA site)
FS295306 The Passing Years – Milestones in the Scouting
History of Scouting
Milestones of World Scouting (WSA Site)
(Please note the SA site is constantly been modified which causes links to break, if you notice any of the links above broken please get in touch and we will try to link to the new location)