The Group scout records at Gilwell say we were first registered on 26th November 1941. However we have found records at the Glamorgan Archives, that show we were in existence on 1st May 1924 (and may be even earlier).
In 1947 we appeared to merge with 13th Barry (1st Island) Group, which was formed in 1934, then reappeared in 1953 when 13th changed its name to 11th Barry (St Mary's) Sea Scout Group. In February 1958 11th Barry (St Mary's) Group held their meetings in a scout hut in John Street off Cardiff Road.
In March 1958 the Group became an "Open" group ie not sponsored by St Mary's Church. Following a fire in the late 1980's, which damaged the building beyond repair, the Group moved to temporary accommodation at Palmerston School, Littlemoors Community Centre and Cadoxton Methodist Church Hall.
In 2000 the Group moved into their present building, having purchased a derelict building, knocked it down and had the basic shell of the building built by LOM of Ilminster Street. The interior was built by some parents and leaders with almost all materials donated, including heating and electrics.
The records from Glamorgan Archives have been sent to Scout Headquarters at Gilwell. They have been added to their records. The Scout Registration dept is looking at these records and will make a decision in due course as to whether we officially go back beyond 1941. In the meantime we carry on with preparations to celebrate our 70th anniversary.
If you are in our know some one in these pictures then please get in touch
A few old pictures of the Group
By 11th Barry Troop BP Scouts, Rover Crew Sept 1927
With a handwritten foreword by Lord Robert Baden-
If you have or know who has the original signed book please do get in touch with us .
The “Enterprise” Or The Tale of the Wreck