Group History

History Of Churchdown Scout Group

Churchdown Scout Group was made up of three Gloucester District Scout groups.┬áThe 55th, which met at the old St John’s church hall, had a red scarf with a white border. The 43rd and 34th, who met at Sandycroft Youth Centre the other at The Methodist Church, Chapel Hay Lane.

This merger happened in 1967 when the uniform also changed. It was after this change that it was decided we needed a group logo and as the three existing groups had just ceased to be, it was thought that the Phoenix, the mythical creature that rose from the ashes, should become our logo.

Our Scout and Guide headquarters is named after the Reverend Brown who owned the land.  He very kindly bequeathed it to Churchdown Guides but on their own they could not afford to build a headquarters on it so they approached the Scouts to see if anything could be done. 

After many years of joint fundraising including getting the scouts and guides to collect old newspapers (the original recycling??) the building work began. The majority of the build was done by volunteer parents etc and Brown Lodge was born and opened in 1971.

If anyone has any more history about the group’s formation, I would be very pleased to receive it, you can contact me on