Welcome to the website of the 1st Middleton Scout Troop
If you are interested in your child joining our Scout Troop please click here for more information.
Updated on the 14th of February 2017
New events - ShelterBox challenge and District camping and cooking competition - see "Future Events" page
If you have any suggestions, comments, questions or things you'd like to see on this site then either see a leader or post it on the suggestions page on this site.
Click on the logo to visit the Shelterbox website
Somme trip 2016
After months of planning and preparation we finally completed our first international trip. At 19.00 on the 27th of October we set off in the minibus, making excellent (and unexpected) time on the motorway and arriving at Plymouth at around 01.00, hours ahead of our predicted time. Tijs allowed us to board an earlier train and fit much more into our trip on the French side. We visited many memorials, and saw many thousands of graves to the men who fell in the Great War, many of them never found and having no known grave. We attended the moving service at Thiepval Memorial to the Missing. Each of our Scouts had been given the name of a Middleton man who had died at the Somme and we found their names on the memorial walls and left poppy crosses and wreaths (kindly donated by the Middleton Branch of the Royal British Legion).
We were hosted by the amazing Scouts and Leaders of the Groupe Saint-Martins Amiens who provided us with a campsite, the use of their activity centre and treated us to local french food. They even took us to meet the Mayor of Amiens! We are keeping in touch with them and hope to plan further events together in future, both virtually online and maybe even meeting up again sometime.
We are always looking for volunteers to help provide Scouting to the Young People of Middleton. If you think you can help, whether it be with Beavers, Cubs or Scouts, please click here to contact our Group Scout Leader.