1st Bedfordview Scout Group – 90 years old and going strong

1st Bedfordview Scout Group – 90 years old and going strong

On 26 July 1928, the 1st Bedfordview Scout Group was established in what was then the sleepy, semi-rural village of Bedfordview. Nine decades on, the 1st Bedfordview Scout Group is inviting you to join them for a formal dinner celebrating 90 years of scouting excellence in Bedfordview.

Date: Saturday 28 July 2018

Time: 18h30 for 19h00

Venue: College Hall, St Benedict’s College, Harcus Road, Bedfordview

Cost: R200,00 per person (R130,00 for under 12s), which includes a three-course meal (banking details below)

Dress: Full scout uniform or jacket and tie (if your uniform no longer fits)

Cash Bar: available – the proceeds of which will be used to help fund the 1st Bedfordview contingent to the 24th World Scout Jamboree in 2019.

Under 18s: to be accompanied by a responsible adult

RSVP: 1stbedfordscouts@gmail.com by Friday 20 July 2018.

Banking Details:

1st Bedfordview Scout Group Standard Bank
Eastgate Branch (Code 018505)
Account Number: 022646221
Reference: Dinner + your full name

Interesting Facts about 1st Bedfordview Scout Group

  • The Group started with ten scouts under the leadership of Edward H Wright, meeting at the Bedfordview Government School;
  • The original group colours were royal blue with red trim. The present colours (fawn with red trim) were first recorded in 1955;
  • The cub pack was established in 1932;
  • In 1977 two cub packs were attached to the group – the Klipspringer and Steenbok packs. This continued to the late 1980s / early 1990s;
  • The Bedfordview Rover Crew, established in 1977, is the oldest continuously running crew in South Africa;
  • The 1st Bedfordview Scout Group is the only Group in South Africa with two active rover crews attached to it – the Bedfordview and the Village Rover Crews;
  • His Grace, the Duke of Atholl, was a member of the Group in his youth;
  • The Group has during its history fallen under the Eastern, Germiston and Northrand Districts.


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