A little bit of History
Our group opened on Thursday 10th September, 1931. The first members
were the non college boys withdrawn from the 16th Preston (Loyola) troop
Catholic college. We were based at the then English Martyrs 'boys' school
yard in a hut 60 feet by 20 specially built by Messrs Pius Baines and
Sons. A year later, the hut was moved to a plot of land on Leighton
Street, next to the canal, October, 1932. A month later, the 46th Preston
(notre-dame) Wolf Cubs started on Tuesday, 29th November, 1932.
During the war, many of the group members joined up and records show
46th Preston Scouts, James Cairns and Douglas Rudd on the 1939-45 roll
of honour RIP.
The group has moved locations a number of times in Preston including
a Mill on Meadow Street, St. Ignatious social rooms and school, St.
Walburge's social rooms and in 1968 we were welcomed by Fr. Sowerby
and made our home at Sacred Heart Parish Ashton, in the school on Poulton
Street then Marion House and most recently, the Community Centre on
We are currently recruiting young people and adults alike, to join us
in our highly active group. We have a great team of enthusiastic leaders
with over 100 years experience between us.
You will see some of our members at the Cenotaph on this Remembrance
Sunday which we have attended for the past 25 years. We are celebrating
our 80th year in 2011 so why don't you pick up our trail and follow
in our adventure.
Our Beaver Colony meet on Tuesdays 6-7pm,
boys and girls ages 6-8.
Cub Scouts on Wednesdays 6.30-7.45pm,
boys and girls ages 8-10.
Scouts on Wednesdays 7.45-9pm, boys and girls
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