1st North Cray Scout Group goes from strength to strength
1st North Cray Scout Group is one of the groups within the Bexley district, part of the wider Greater London South East Scout County.
Nicola Coppen, the Group Scout Leader at 1st North Cray says:
“The group is thriving thanks to the amazing leaders and young people. When I first arrived at the Group, asked by our District Commissioner to help rejuvenate it, the Group only had 4 young people, so my first task was to make sure they appreciated what being part of Scouts was with a Community Recognition Event at City Hall, hosted by the then Mayor of London, Boris Johnson”.
Recently, the Scout Group collaborated with the 2nd West Kent Boys’ Brigade to unveil a Memorial at 1st North Cray’s Scout Grounds in honour of a Former Assistant Scout Master who was killed at Passchendaele on 2 September 1917. They provided the bugler music for this event and stayed to mingle with the guests once the event had come to an end. After emotional presentation about the Memorial, their wasn’t a dry eye in the hall.
Today, three years later, 1st North Cray is thriving with over 20 Young People across all sections (Beavers 5 & 3/4 to 8 years; Cubs 8 to 10 & 1/2 years; and Scouts 10 &1/2 to 14 years).