History of Scouting in Godalming

History of Scouting in Godalming

Our town's historical connection to the scout movement

Godalming's link to scouting started right back in 1872 when scouting founder Robert Baden-Powell studied at Charterhouse School.

It's said that he used to spend time in the woodlands near to the school, learning some of the outdoor skills which would become the core of the scouting movement.

Baden-Powell went on to found the scouting movement in 1907, Scouting is a worldwide educational movement for young people. Across the world, there are more than 500 million scouts in over 200 countries.

Today in Godalming, scouting is thriving with groups running in the town centre, as well as in Busbridge, Farncombe, Witley and Milford.

Read more about Godalming's connection to scouting on the Godalming Museum website →

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