Our History


19th Swindon Scout Group has a rich and extensive history.


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19th Swindon Scout Group, or 19th Swindon (Walcot) St Andrews as it is officially known, has a history of over 50 years, A history of ups and downs, on this page we hope to give you a feel for what has gone on in the past, to maybe show where we are today.


The 19th Swindon is one of the oldest cub groups in North Wiltshire and have been providing the local community with an active Scout group since 1956.



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19th Swindon is an amalgamation of two groups, that is 19th Swindon and 1st Walcot, the later being the slightly older group, forming in 1957 when the Walcot area of Swindon was being built. First meeting out of the local Junior school, they quickly grew with the influx to the area of young families.


When you look at these images of the past 50 years, you can see Scouting has changed very little in terms of the traditional outdoor activities. Scouts still camp, play sports, orienteer and try out many new activities.