This page has been put together to celebrate the centenary of the Chesterfield District Scouts
Below is the entry in the original minutes book for the first meeting of The CHESTERFIELD DISTRICT SCOUTS COUNCIL. Below this you can view the history of scout groups in Chesterfield both past and present.
THE START OF SCOUTING IN CHESTERFIELD.
DATE 9 April 1910
VENUE Market Hall – Chesterfield
Instituting Meeting held in Market Hall Chesterfield.
His Grace the Duke of Devonshire in the Chair.
i Meeting declared open at 3.pm by his Grace the Duke of Devonshire.
ii H Rogerson Esq then read letters of regret from the following gentlemen who were unable to be present
Earl Kerry MP. J Hestance Esq MP. Col. Barker-Bowden JP. Rev G H Molineaux.
Drs Leringstone & Shea and
MessersJ H Moore, A Seifried, H H Turner, A S H Barnes, Geo Clark, R P Leach, W G Turball JP, A A Milner JP, S Berrisford, L Lambert, G A Eastwood, J S Ford, A Hardy, W J Wilkonson, J W Fawcett, D C Constable and Chambers Dicthouse.
iii The Duke of Devonshire then addressed the meeting appealing to those present to support this great national movement of B P Scouts and asking them to use their influence with their friends also to support it.
He then asked Col De Burgh to explain the principles of the organisation.
Col De Burgh then explained the principles of the B P Scout movement and asked the gentlemen present to form a Local Association and appealed to them to support the movement in this District.
iv Mr E C Barnes moved and the Rev E F Crosse seconded that an Association be formed to be known as the Chesterfield and District B P Scout Association – carried.
v Col Seeley moved and Mr H A Saunders seconded that His Grace the Duke of Devonshire be asked to become the President of the Association.
His Grace accepted.
vi Mr H Rogerson moved and Mr S E Short seconded that Col C H Seeley be chairman – carried
vii Col Seeley moved and Col Jackson seconded that all present form the General Committee – carried
viii Moved by Mr Sanders seconded by Mr J Wright the Mr H Rogerson be Secretary of the Association – carried
ix The following gentlemen were elected Vice Presidents
Mayor Councillor C P Markham & Councillor S E Short Deputy Mayor
Col Jackson E C Barnes Esq
Rev E F Crosse W G Turbull Esq
T Townrow Esq Father Splaine SJ
G A Eastwood Esq Rev Harelock-Thompson
Col Barker-Bowden A Palmer Moorwood Esq
Ald Jas Oakes C S Cockburn Esq
L C Burlack, J E Ormisker, J Ducker,H H Wilford, P Rooks, Dr R Godwin Chase, Major Robinson, Messrs J J Clayton GC, C J Hodson JP, E R Woodhead, R Syke, A W Greaves, G W Denwood, F B Robinson, M P Scase, J J Kelly, E P Swanwick, W H F Hepplewhite, S A Lawson, H Rogerson (Sec), F G Leversly J H Waddington, C C Rayward B G Griffith and W S Udall.
Scoutmasters:- Allibour, Blackhurst, Green, Day, Woodhouse, Archer, Sagt Insp Chapman and the Rev C J Bodhurst
x Votes of thank we passed to His Grace the Duke of Devonshire, Col Seeley and Col De Burgh which were suitably responded to.
Scout troops still in operation
|Scout troop||Date registered|
|1st Highfield (Newbold)||01/06/2007|
|18th Chesterfield (Catholic)||05/03/1908|
|1st Hasland||18/12/1987, was originally 33rd Chesterfield registered 29/01/1953|
|1st Whittington||13/10/1977 – Original troop registered
17/06/1918 – Closed 1936, reopened
16/03/1937 – Closed 1967
|2nd Brampton (Storrs Road)||1943 War time registration so no definite date|
|3rd Brampton (St Thomas)||12/07/1949|
|1st Calow (St Peters Church)||23/03/1933 Was originally registered by G. Perry warranted as Scoutmaster 12/04/1911|
|1st North Wingfield||15/10/1915 Registered originally under the title North Wingfield Church|
Scout no longer in operation
|Scout troop||Date registered||Date closed|
|2nd Chesterfield||1908||c. 1993|
|8th Chesterfield||1908/09 Nicholson was warranted as Assistant Scoutmaster 29/11/1909||No other information|
|9th Chesterfield||No information on this troop so probarbly closed during WW1|
|13th Chesterfield (Weseylian)||Troop: 10/12/1919
|No closure date listed but operating until at least 1933|
|14th Chestefield||Troop: 13/11/1923
|19th Chesterfield||Troop: 25/03/1925
|No closure date listed|
|20th Chesterfield (St Augustines)||15/03/1928||No closure date listed|
|21st Chesterfield||22/03/1928||Closed 1935|
|22nd Chesterfield||20/03/1929||Closed 1973|
|23rd Chesterfield||06/05/1929||Closed 1960′s|
|24th Chesterfield (Christchurch)||1943||Amalgamated with 27th Chesterfield – 2007 to form 1st Highfield|
|25th Chesterfield (settlement)||22/03/1932||No closure date listed|
|27th Chestefield (St Andrews||18/11/1949||Amalgamated with 24th Chesterfield – 2007 to form 1st Highfield|
|1st Whittington Moor||Troop: 01/05/1924
|No closure date listed|
|2nd New Whittington||Troop: 01/03/1926
closed at some point and then re-registered 05/01/1979
|1st Brimington||Pre 1918||No information|
|2nd Brimington||13/10/1930||No closure date listed|
|2nd Wingerworth||08/06/1936||No closure date|
|1st Alt Hucknall (St John Baptist)||23/03/1956||2005/6|
|1st Barlow||22/03/1985||Closed 2005|
|Orpheus Venture Unit||12/11/1988||Closed 2005|
|1st Spital||05/02/1935 – no closure date – re-registered 03/07/1951 – no closure date – re-registered 02/11/1953||Closed 31/03/1957|
|1st Newbold – Was 36th Chesterfield (Newbold Church)||26/04/1954||Closed 2005|
|1st Barrow Hill||25/10/1932||No closure date listed|
|1st Brampton||03/08/1937||No closure date listed|
|1st Tapton House||Pre 1938||No information|
|Chesterfield Grammar School||1941?|
|1st New Tupton||Pre 1948|
|“Sitwells Own” (Renishaw)||formed 1915||At least up to 1924|
|“Duke of Portlands Own” (Bolsover)||Pre 1918||At least up to 1948|
|Grassmoor Works Troop||Pre 1917|
|Clowne St Johns||Pre 1911||At least up to 1920|
|2nd Grassmoor||Pre 1920|
|“Dr Grahams Own Troop”||Pre 1919|
|1st Birdholme||Pre 1917||At least 1945|
|2nd Birdholme||Pre 1956|
|1st Beighton||Pre 1926||1939|
|2nd Cresswell||Pre 1942|
|3rd Cresswell (Methodist)||Pre 1948|