Group History

Silverdale Scout Group was formed in 1929 and is celebrating its 90th Birthday in 2019.

having been started in 1929 by the local Vicar Father Howlett. The Group has produced a badge and woggle to commemorate the event and held a birthday camp (see the gallery for some photos) we also camped in the current Vicars lawn in September to recreate the first camps of the group. Our registration certificate can be seen here (Registration Form)

The Group celebrated its 75th Birthday with a camp at Kibblestone in May 2004 and also has had a badge specially designed.

As part of the Group’s 50th Anniversary in 1979 a window in the Church was dedicated to the Group and one was dedicated to a former GSL of the Group Cyril Harvey, who had held the position for 40 years.

WWII Roll of Honour

We are aware of a small number of our members falling during the Second World War

 Bombardier Arthur Barrow  Army. Died prisoner of war in Japanese hands.

 Victor Buckley   Royal Marines. Died as P.O.W. in Thailand in 1943.

 Guardsman Joseph Charles McRone   Army. Aged 21 years. Killed in action in North Africa, 30th April 1943.  

 Able Seaman Eric Moulton   Royal Navy. Aged 24 years. Lost at sea through enemy action, 13th June 1944.  

 Lance Corporal George Daniel Viggars Army. Aged 20 years. Killed in action at Anzio, 9th February 1944.  

If anyone knows of others please contact us and we will add them here.

Silverdale Scouts Camping 1930’s style

More old Photographs can be found here Old Photographs