Welcome to the 3rd Davyhulme Website
Headquarters: “The Endeavour”, Conway Road, Davyhulme
Group type: Open
Registered Number: 20762
Charity Number: 521688
Group Scarf: Green with Group Badge on the point.
Location: Facing West from Lostock Circle (junction 9 of the M60 Motorway) you are looking along Lostock Road. Third Davyhulme Scout Headquarters is located to the West of the George H Carnall Centre Car Park and is behind the Church which is approximately 500 metres along Lostock Road. Access to the HQ is along Conway Road, bearing right at the end behind the Church.
Beaver Scouts: Tuesday 6.15 to 7.30pm.
Beaver Scouts: Friday 6pm to 7.15pm
Cub Scouts: Monday 6.30 to 8.00pm.
Cub Scouts: Wednesday 6.45 to 8.15pm.
Scouts: Friday 7.30 to 9.00pm.
Main Band: Thursday 7.00 to 9.00pm.
Drum Corps Wednesday 8.00 to 9.00pm.
Junior Band: Thursday 6.30 to 7.15pm
(One to one tuition available for Band members on a Tuesday and a Thursday from 6.30pm. Ask for details.)
Note: Third Davyhulme hosts
The District Merlin Explorer Scout Unit on
Friday 8pm to 10pm.
3rd Davyhulme (Lostock) Scout Group, one of the largest in the district with over 100 members, offers unparalleled facilities through the Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and the Band. The group is open to boys and girls for 6yr-25yr whilst the Band is open to any member of the Scout & Guide Movement within the County.
The Group was born out of St Bartholomew's Presbyterian Church, which was formed by people who worked at the Metropolitan-Vickers factory in
Park during World War II. Metro-Vickers was, at that time, building the Lancaster Bomber.
The date of the groups registration was the 17th May 1943 which coincidentally is also the day that the newly formed 617 Squadron of the R.A.F., using the top secret weapon of the time, Barns Wallis's bouncing bomb, returned from its raid on the German Dams.
Some of the Group's past leaders have been members of Lancaster Crews and the parents and grandparents of todays members worked at Metro-Vickers and Ford building the
Lancaster and its engines. Roy Chadwick was the chief designer of the Lancaster Bomber and he lived in Urmston
(Westbourne Road). He served his apprenticeship at British Westinghouse (later Metro Vickers) with George Hicks and Lesley Naylor. George was our first Group Scout Leader and Lesley was the District Commissioner for a good number of years. All three worked in the drawing office together. Our Explorer Scout section take their name from the
Lancaster 's Rolls Royce engine, the "Merlin".
All of this contributes to why the group badge depicts a Lancaster Bomber over the Scout Arrowhead Badge.
Permission was given by the 617 Squadron R.A.F. The Bomber Association and by British Aerospace to use the
Lancaster and the associated names for our emblem.
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