At first, meetings were held in church premises but in 1921 a surplus First World War army hut was purchased and stood on railway land in Station Road where the Teddington Business Park is now situated. On the 14th November 1970 the Scout Group moved into the newly built Scout Hut on Station Road, where it remained until Autumn 2016. Section sessions currently take place at Udney Park Road in Teddington at the Pavilion.
3rd Teddington Scout Group is part of the Richmond-Upon-Thames Scout District. This District and other local District Associations form the Scout County of Greater London South-West.
3rd Teddington Scout Group has three Sections of the Scout Movement:-
- The Beaver Colony takes boys and girls aged between six and eight years old.
- The Cub Pack has boys and girls aged from eight to 10½ years old.
- The Scout Troop is for boys and girls aged from 10½ to fourteen years old.
Our membership is strong with a youth membership of 53 and a total Group membership of 75.
3rd Teddington Scout Group is fortunate to have an enthusiastic team of leaders combined with a very comprehensive range of equipment to give all members real Scout training appropriate to their ages.
We are particularly well equipped for camping, which is the original Scouting skill and which we regard as one of our major activities.
3rd Teddington’s previous Scout Headquarters was built during the 1960s as a result of many years of fund raising by leaders and group supporters. During construction the local council provided a grant towards the building cost. It was constructed with much hard physical work by unpaid volunteers (3rd Teddington’s leaders, helpers, parents and friends) in their free time during evenings and weekends over a six or seven-year period.
What is more remarkable is the fact that the building they constructed cannot be regarded as a ‘scout hut’. They built a two storey front section in cavity brickwork and a concrete framed concrete clad rear hall with high quality internal finishes and electric heating.
The main structure of the rear hall was a relocated ‘surplus’ building from the Second World War US base in Bushy Park. Legend has it that the building, while part of the US base, was used as a music rehearsal room by Glenn Miller and his band!
The completed building was, at the time it was opened, one of the most modern scout buildings in the area. Subsequent generations have continued to work hard to raise funds to keep it well maintained but sadly we have been forced to move on as our lease has not been renewed.