Official Opening

Some of our youngest members (Beavers) enjoying their first taste of climbing!

Official Opening and Everest Challenge

After more than two years of planning and fund raising the wall was opened in grand style by Mike Turner, husband of our fromer President Viv, the wall was named in Viv's honour as she had been such a tremendous supporter of the Group. 

Over 150 guests joined with us to witness a trumpet fanfare and unvieling of a plaque.

Following the opening, a Beaver, Cub, Scout and Explorer were asked to climb the wall and unveil a brass bell at the top of the wall which has been named "Badgers Challenge" in memory of Viv.

Guests then joined leaders in a glass of wine to toast the new wall and at 12:00pm the young members of the group then embarked on a 24 hour climbing marathon with the challenge being to climb the wall the equivalent height of Mount Everest: 8,840m. We anticipated the climb would be difficult to achieve in under 24 hours but due to the amazing efforts and enthusiasm of the children they achieved it in 12 hours 3 minutes

The wall opening was actually covered by international Scout Radio, presented by two of our Explorers: Josh and Elliot. Professionally recorded, a timelapsed show of the opening and 24 hour Everest challenged was presented in a one hour show broadcast a week after the event, dicussing the opening with leaders and Scouts, dicussing the most prominent topics on the 1st Facebook Scout Group and touching on Elliot's Japan Jamboree Campaign! If you missed the show, you can listen again here:

Latest comments

23.11 | 13:56

Hello Mr Blair. (Grizzly) how's it going up North. I'm a old member of the Spartans, There isn't enough room to explain you can contact me on

05.11 | 00:56

What happened to the 4th Spartans????????

28.06 | 13:11

Had a great Cub Camp here a couple of weeks ago. Facilities good although outdoor space needs a bit of a tidy. Excellent location for sea front activities.

11.09 | 18:34

We had a great stay in August, finding the facilities to be of a good standard and well priced. However, it'd've been useful to have a list of kitchen ware.