The 34th Nottingham Scout Group has been located at Nottingham High School since it was founded in 1914. The 34th began along with the 35th, 36th and 37th groups which were also at the school after the beginning of the First World War, only five years after scouting had begun in Nottingham. The Group has undergone many changes of its leaders and headquarters over the years, currently resting in the school’s staff car park where is has been since 1981. The period 1918-1948 is assumed to have been a time when all four Groups were temporarily shut down, with only the 34th continuing from 1948.
Campfire Gif created by Scout Shlok Sahu, lockdown 2020
More about Scouting
The purpose of Scouting is to encourage the physical, intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual development of young people so that they take a constructive place in society as responsible citizens, and as members of their local, national and international communities.
This goal is achieved by providing a fun programme of activities at weekly meetings and by providing the opportunity to engage in trips ranging from day hikes and camps to international expeditions to include exciting, adventurous activities such as mountaineering, sailing, canoeing, coasteering and even glacier walking.
As with all Groups, the 34th and all its members are part of The Scout Association which operates as a Charity on a national and international scale. As well as the oversight exercised by the School, as with all Groups, the 34th has an Executive Committee drawn from parents of Scouts, leaders and individuals who volunteer to help the Group in various roles. The committee members are trustees of the Group and as such make decisions, manage the finances and carry out administrative tasks to ensure that the best quality Scouting can be delivered to young people in the Group.
Weekly meetings, trips and expeditions are organised and run by a group of volunteers. You can find out more about the leadership team at ‘meet the team’
Sections at Nottingham High School
The Group is a closed group to pupils of Nottingham High School and currently has a Scout Troop for pupils in Year 7 – 9 and an Explorer Scout Unit (ESU) aimed at Year 10 and above. See ‘Scout Troop’ and ‘ESU’ pages on the website for further information.