Pike View Hike 2011
14 May

Wining team; Andrew Hartley, Max Howe, Elizabeth Lowe, Sam Michael, their leader was Kevin

Well done Cubs

This year we entered 2 cub teams and the scouts didn't enter. The cubs entered
the Pipper Hartly memorial hike and did extremely well winning and
the second team coming 3rd.

3rd placed team; Domonic Paul, Jessica Kaye, Isobel Moss, Joseph Fullwood, their leader was Ben


Summer camp 2010

We held summer camp at Kandersteg in Switzerland again this year, our 5th visit, 7 - 20 August 2010

July 17th 2010

Jessica Moss wins 1st prize in Oxfam poetry competition read more.......


June 2010


Rowena Kidd is presented with her Wood badge by our DC Ian Carrie

Although Rowena completed her wood badge a good time ago she was finaly presented with it at the 2010 AGM.


Darrel Lowe was presented with his Gold Cheif scout's award at the AGM.

Beaver Section opens a second colony

At the start of the new summer term in 2010 we started a second colony on a Wednesday both colonies will be restricted to 15 in each.

Well done.

Our scout team comes joint second in the Pike view Hike. April 25th 2009. More.....



Well done to Alex Kidd, Sam Bolton, Dan Mizrahi, Arun Flynn, Ed Whitmore & Nick Fryman. Who are to be presented with their Gold Chief Scouts award certificates at the county presentation evening on 23 April. All six were in our troop and are now active members of the Didsbury Viking Explorer scout unit.

Kevin Lowe Gains his Wood Badge

Kevin was presented with his wood badge by our DC of 20th November 08, well done Kevin. He would have been gained it sooner but it has taken 5 years to get his appointment card issued. He was presented with his appointment card and 5 years service badge together, 3 weeks earlier.

Silver Chief Scouts

Congratulations to Cub scout Adam Quinn,who was presented with his award by Ian Carey our DC, 20th Nov.

Diamond Chief Scouts award

Congratulations to Ben Bowen, David Knowls and Rowan Ellwood on gaining there Diamond award, they were all with our group before moving to the district explorer unit.

Gold Chief scouts award

Well done to Josh Kidd who has gained his Gold Chief scouts award the first scout in the group to do so for over 10 years.

Jamboree July / August 2007

4 members of the explorers attended the world scout jamboree, they were Ben Bowen, David Knowlws, Josh Goulding and Tom Taylor.

Keith & Helen Hampson were part of the Off site team at Gilwell Adventure.

The scout section; Even & Rowena along with 12 scouts spent 4 days in London and attended the Jamboree on one of the days

We are proud to announce these leaders / instructors have gained the following awards during 2007

Hele Hampson The Medal of Merit
Sue Sunderland The Medal of Merit
Mike Ney The Medal of Merit
Sue Bullied Chief Scout's Commendation for Good Service
Phil Gunhouse Chief Scout's Commendation for Good Service
Paul Good Chief Scout's Commendation for Good Service

Well Done.

May 2007 news letter

November 2006 News letter

July 2006

It is with deep sadness that we record the death of our group president Anne Lole, she died on 27th July after many years of battling with Leukaemia. Anne was a dependable and enthusiastic supporter of the group and will be greatly missed.

March 2005

Keith Hampson is awarded a silver acorn for his services to scouting.

Sept 2004

Roger Short is awarded a medal of merit for his long service to the group.

David Leitch is awarded a Chief scouts commendation for his services to the group

June 2004

Anne Lole Retires

Anne retires as group treasure after many years of loyal service. We are please to say that she will be keeping her ties with the group as she agreed to become the group President.

She was presented with a rose called thank you by David Leitch our group Chairman..

Thanks Anne

5th Jan 2004

Nellie Woodhall.

It is with sadness that we record the death of Nellie Woodhall, she died on the 5th Jan 2004 at the age of 87. Nellie was a life long supporter of the group, she was still running Whist Drives until her health made her hand over to a younger player four years ago. Her enthusiasum and dedication will be missed.

Jan 2004

MetroLink put compulsory purchase on part of our leased land.

Their plan does not show our Garage or the main hall extension and the line goes through both. It is the broken blue line on the plan.

November 2003

Roger and his team put on their best ever display , they just get better and better. There were close on 2000 people at the event. Improvement will be made for next year to accommodate the increased number attending.

November 2002.

Fire work display promotion in local paper. Can you spot the deliberate mistake?

We had another successful event thanks to Roger Short and his team.


New neckerchief.

From September 2001

The group necker has changed from the gold to burgundy with a gold boarder. The group necker before it's 1968 amalgamation with 218th was burgundy, so it was decided to combine the new and old to produce a more distinctive one. I hope you agree it is much smarter.






Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Group will be held in the Lodge at 7pm on Thursday, 24th May 2001. Immediately prior to this, there will be a ceremonial planting in the garden in memory of the late Ben Davies who gave many years of devoted service to the Group. Please come early to attend this memorial event.

The Agenda for the Annual General Meeting is as follows:

  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Chairman’s report
  3. Treasurer’s report
  4. Group Scout Leader’s report (section reports are on distributed sheets)
  5. Election of Group Executive
  6. Election of section representatives
  7. Other business, including election of Auditor
  8. "The Show."

Please bring this agenda to the meeting. None will be issued on the night.

Didsbury Festival

Didsbury Festival this year is on Saturday, 19th May, in Didsbury Park. As usual, the Group will have the famed "Gourmet Burger Stall" in full production. Although the formal part of the festival does not start until 1pm, a lot of preparation is needed to meet this deadline. We shall meet at the Lodge at 10am to load the trailers with equipment to take to the park, where we shall set out our (large) stall. This involves erecting tents, tables, barbecues, safety ropes etc. etc. Please come to lend a hand.

We need to light the barbecues by around 11.30 and start selling less than an hour later. This involves cooking, serving and selling 600 items of food, plus soft drinks. As you will appreciate this is very labour intensive. The more people who can help, the less is the burden on each individual. In particular, relief teams are needed for cooking and selling. At the end, of course, it all needs to be dismantled and taken back to the Lodge. Please try to give an hour or so during the afternoon – it makes all the difference.