Everybody knows Jim Buckley – but we need your help and memories to be able to list all our leaders. What do you remember ? Any little snippet of information can help. (And yes, we know your cub leader was called Akela!) The dates below are taken from Group records, but some dates are vague – can you help ?
Were you a Leader ? Please get in touch.
This is your Group history : we need you to write or email us. And any pictures are welcome.
The group was formed in 1911 with2 leaders, A J Cooper of Whirlow Lane and A Corker of Parkhead with 30 Scouts.
1919 Scout Leader DJ Cooper, assisted by A J Shoulder ?
1929 shows that the Group Scout Master is now Alver W Savidge of Clifton House, 286 Dobbin Hill. The Cub master is Miss Vera Tomline of 64 Banner Cross Rd., assisted by Miss E Whitaker of 4 Bents Green View.
1929 W A Baldwin
1931 Rev Sam Price becomes Group Scout Master (GSM)
1936 Rev D N E Brinbe GSM
1937 T W Coker receives his Scouter’s Warrant
1937 – Numbers were no growing so fast that two Troops had to be formed, with Leaders W H Warner, Rev C C A Hick, JF Hudson, J V Osbourne, Mrs. P B Wharton, D Moore, M Pell and M Butterfield.
1949 W Newsome (Skip) becomes GSM
1958 H NIcholson becomes GSM
1961 – Jim Buckley – Group Scout Master and then Group Scout Leader
1961 Ian Mckens
1962 Scout Leader Jeff Keynon marries Cub Leader Pat Southall
Rover Leader Syd Shepperd
Mid 60’s – Wednesday Cub Leader Janet Spilsby. Monday Cub Leader, Alan Smith.
Early 70’s- Wednesday Cub Leader Brian Webb Friday Scout Leader Alan Bovil, Then Pete Selby, Assisted by Pete “Quilly” Darwin
Mid 70’s Monday A pack Cubs Ken Watson (1975) and Derek Jones, Beryl Smith
Brian ‘cap’ Read one of the Scout Leaders dates ?
Tuesday Cubs John Whiteway and Vernon Haw plus Heather Daniels and Melany Haw
Wednesday Cubs – Phil Morely, Dave Dickenson, then Melany Haw
Thursday Scouts – Vernon Haw, John Whiteway
1978 – Reg Lilley starts helping with Cubs (Monday).
Monday Cubs Trevor Beck
Wednesday Cubs Cub Leader – John Smith, then Andrew Watson
Tuesday B pack – Reg Lilley, followed by Peter Gandy
Thursday Scouts – Melany Holmes (nee Haw), Andrew Watson, Emma Manning
1986 – Nadine Lilley & Judy McMurray launch Beaver Section.
1989 – Malcolm Tummon and Bob Foster assist Peter Gandy at Tuesday Cubs.
Reg Lilley becomes Group Scout Leader
1990 Jeremy Holmes launches EMU – Ecclesall’s first Venture Scouts ( Cutler’s were a district unit)
Friday Scouts Pete Selby, Quilley (Pete Darwin) Martin Wade
Thursday Scouts, new assistant leaders Simon Millard, Richard Spragg
Vernon Haw becomes Group Scout Leader and retires at end of 1999. His daughter Melany takes over as Acting GSL.
David Reed becomes B pack Cub leader, renamed as Merlin pack. Assisted by Tim Watts
Stuart Gibbons Squirrel pack
Beaver Leaders Paul and Rhona Huntington
2000 – . A pack ( now Squirrel pack) run by Paul and Rhona Huntington and Deborah. Assisted by Liz Cowan and Ian Lee, (who ran the section while new leaders were found) Beavers now run by Sian Stockham and Lucy Benham
2001 – David Reed retires and Tim Watts becomes Merlin pack Akela, Assisted by Melany Holmes, who leaves the Scout section. Thursday Scouts now with Andrew Watson, Nick Bryan and Graham Brown.
2002 – Paul and Rhona Huntington and Deborah step down as cub leaders. Nick Bryan becomes GSL
2002 – Tony Richardson and Betty Plews take over Monday cubs / Squirrel pack. ACSL Adam Soanes
2003 – Graham Brown launches Wednesday Scouts, with the help of David Mason.
Sian Stockhan becomes the first leader of the new Explorer section EXU.
Beavers, now assisted by assisted by Jonathan Thornton and Alex Smith.
2004 Beaver Leaders James Marsden and Tom Lindop
2005 – David Adams receives ASL Warrant for Wednesday Scouts, helped by James Hogg.
date ?? Diane Watts becomes Beaver Leader
2009 – Wednesday Scouts Nick Bryan & Sian Stockham
2010 – Wednesday Scouts David Cattel
2011 – Tim Watts and Sam Watts take over Tuesday Cubs, Melany Holmes moves to Wednesday Scouts.
2014 – Sian Stockham steps down as Explorer Leader – Graham Brown takes over with Tony Richardson. Thursday Scouts assisted by Jonathan ‘JT’ Thornton, Sam Lindop and James ‘Gremmers’ Newsome
2016 – Diane Watts launches Wednesday Beavers. Phill Tate becomes Thursday Beaver Leader.
2017 – Allison Amos takes over Wednesday Beavers from Diane Watts. Diane Watts retires as a leader from the group.
2018 – Phill Tate launches Simba (Thursday) Cubs. Adam Shearn and Kirsty Gillrass become Thursday Beaver Leaders. Silver Acorn awarded to Tony Richardson (GSL) for at least 20 years of service to Scouting.
Please email us with the names of Leaders you can remember ! firstname.lastname@example.org