Our history

At Stanley’s Own, we’ve been proudly Scouting since 1910. Find out some milestones from the Scout movement and our group’s history in our timeline below.

Scouts gets its start

A worldwide movement got its foundations with an experimental camp on Brownsea Island in Dorset in August 1907. Led by Robert Baden-Powell, it would influence his methods shared the very next year.

Scouting for Boys is released

Written by Baden-Powell incorporating what he learned on Brownsea Island and from his time in the army, Scouting for Boys is published on 24th January 1908 and proves a best seller. It inspires young people across the country to try the activities themselves.

Stanley’s Own is founded

In 1910 our group got it’s start thanks to the patronage of Major Roger Cyril Hans Sloane Stanley of nearby Paulton’s Park (yes, that Paulton’s Park). Originally included in the Romsey district as the 2nd Romsey, the influence of Sloane-Stanley can still be seen today in our affectionate name of Stanley’s Own.