Around 1981 Dr Tony Holden started the current
Helmdon Scout troop which was also open to children other than those
who live in the village.
Until recent years this group was for boys only but it is now also
open to girls. It provides scouts, beavers, cub scouts and explorers with the
opportunity to belong to the largest youth organisation in the world.
Our Helmdon children are privileged to work with dedicated leaders
who introduce them to the fun and adventure of camping, abseiling
and climbing, sailing and rafting and teach them many other life
Helmdon + Turweston = Whistley 2000
On September 8th 2000, the 1st Helmdon and 1st Turweston Scout Groups
merged to create the mighty Whistley Group (after the wood which
sits at the centre between our two villages).
This has created a strong group to provide scouting to a large area
with members ranging from Abthorpe in the north, Moreton Pinkney,
Culworth and Greatworth to the west, Westbury in the east and Brackley
in the south, in addition to our base villages of Helmdon and Turweston.
We have an excellent base on which to build a strong leadership
team and successful Scout Group in its very own headquarters at
Chapel Lane, Turweston. Strong links with both base villages have
The group continues to offer lots of new opportunities to our
young people (both boys and girls). We do, however, need more leaders
to carry this great initiative forward so if you can spare even
a small amount of time to run a session or offer some specialist
interest training, please contact one of us.
Group Scout Leader e-mail
Assistant Group Scout Leader
e-mail (01280) 709993
Beaver Scout Leader
For details of meetings please go to the
Group web site: www.whistley.internet-today.co.uk