1992 – Scouts continue with Scout Charity Christmas Post scheme.  Paper collection continues to raise funds – a huge effort from the parents, leaders and members.

1996 – Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Ventures attend jubilee camp at Hesley celebrating 10 years of Beavers, 80 years of Cubs and 50 years of Hesley Wood.  A gang show is performed by the Group for the county, produced by Andrew Watson. Further entertainment was also provided by Waugh, Mike Cottam (ooooooohh Skipping Pig !) and some memorable jokes from John Humphry !

2000 – Millennium Camp at Hesley in the Summer with another Ecclesall Gang Show for the County, following on from the success of the Group Gang Show in February which made a profit of £1677.  EMU Ventures celebrate 10th anniversary at the Grosvenor Hotel. EMU Summer holiday to Estartit.  Richard Bainbridge is Group Chairman.  Activities include Camps in Kent, Jumble Sale, Sixer’s Camp at Castleton and Cub District camp at Walesby.

2001 – 90th Annivesrary dinner organised by Jim Buckley.  Summer Camp in South Hams, Devon, Thursday Scouts win District Sports evening at Silverdale. Squirrel Pack win Football competition at Abbeydale Sports club. Cubs have a night at Lazerzone. Answer That entertainment night starts raising £600.


2002 – Lads and Dads camp held again at Chatsworth.  Group hold Golden Jubillee Summer fair at back of the Scout room, with the Venture providing entertainment as a human Fruit machine.      Summer Camp in Bude.  Uniform changes to more modern, casual dress. Beaver complete their Science and experiment badge.  Cubs have Winter camp at Castleton and take part in a mini Olympics.  

2003 – Wednesday Scouts opens run By Graham Brown with the transfer of 14 members from the closing St Gabriels, which quickly grows to 27 members and holding a summer camp near Wareham Dorset and working on a Land Rover project.  Thursday Scouts attend Splashdown at Rother Valley and camp in Devon.

2003 saw the closure of Ventures nationally and the launch of Explorers, (16 people attend first meeting) a unit is partnered with the Group run By Sian Stockham and Tony Richardson. Their first weekend away is Wilkin Hill.  Cubs hold their regluar camps at Walesby and Castleton.  Answer That raises £993.  Summer Fair raises £500 as does the raffle.  Beavers 24 Cubs 60 Scouts 46.  New Garage is completed.

2004  Group Dinner at Dore Grill. Gang Show produced by Andrew Watson.   New Minibus. Thursday Scouts camp at Bude, 10 miles from the Boscastle floods -a memorable if damp experience for all.




EXU head to Snowdonia for a sponsored walk and try Scuba diving.  Both Troops hold a joint camp at Castleton where they make water rockets which the Scouts love.  Cubs camp at Walesby and Castleton. Wednesday Scouts enjoy the Ski village and a survival camp.  Cubs visit Fire Station. Beavers hold a Mexican theme night.

2005  Richard Bainbridge organises parents to paint the Scout Room, Paul Huntington sands the floor.  Family picnic at Common Lane in July.  Parents widen driveway to allow safer entrance for young people and the camp lorry.  (after we have knocked the wall down several times with the van !)

January 2005 :Whole Group takes part in Tsunami car wash to raise £1000 for Scouts affected by the Asian Tsunami


Jim Buckley informs Group exec of the sad death of Jeff Keynon, former leader.  









2006 – Letter received from Chief Scout congratulating 20th on membership increase.  95th Anniversary Dinner held at Tapton Hall (pictures in gallery). group-dinner-0056 



Printer Catridge recycling ends as not sufficient funds being raised for the effort.







2007 – 4 EXU members win the National APEX Challenge weekend. EXU Summer camp in UK, visiting cider factory and surfing. EXU 24 hour pantomime in January was a great team exercise. Wednesday Scouts camp in Costa Brava Spain,  Thursday Scouts, Beesands Devon.  Cubs, Walesby and Castleton.  Cubs take part in

Scouting centenary challenges and visit Childrens hospital.

Survival camp held at Chatsworth with fresh deer on the menu



2008  Group Continues to Grow. Kit room door is fixed again…   Porter district is merged with Rivelin and becomed Hallam district.  Gang show held in February – a sell out !   Answer That quiz night raised £1135.


2015 – A devastating earthquake hits Nepal. Beavers raise money for Shelterbox through a sponsored hike through Burbage valley. The wider group stage a fundraising car wash at B&Q on Queens Road.

2016 – Duke of Edinburgh awards launched by Chris Staves, Tim Shiles and Jess Richardson with 25 Scouts enrolled in the first year (15 Silver, 10 Gold). Wednesday Beaver Colony launched by Diane Watts to cater for the growing demand for children wanting to join 20th.

2017 – Andrew Watson organises a fantastic Gang Show. Diane and Tim Watts retire after 20 years of service to the group. The Scout Active Support Unit is launched and headed by Neil Benson. Group sponsored walk raises £7k towards the replacement minibus fund.

2018 – Simba (Thursday) Cuba Pack launched by Phill Tate to cater for the additional transitions to Cubs from two full Beaver Colonies. Storage container placed at Henry Boot as the store room and garage were overflowing. Phill Tate climbs Mont Blanc, raising £2k for the group. Melanie Holmes gains her Archery Permit and the group purchases archery kit.

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