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The 1st Streatham Common
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1st Streatham Common - Formed in 1908 and still going strong

There is a list of some 91 Scout Troops that were founded in 1908, all potentially claiming to be the "first" to be formed. Forty eight of those Troops founded in 1908 are still active, including the 1st Streatham Common, and they have been continuously active since day 1. However, because of a lack of documentation and registration process, there is no definitive order within that list of who was first. A few Troops claim to be "the first" based on some definitive event, e.g. a visit by Baden-Powell, but not the 1st Streatham Common.

This though does not diminish the tremendous record of service to the youth of the community they serve.

Calling all Unit members that have an association with the 1st Streatham Common. Can you help provide information that will help build a brief history on the Group? Photos are also welcome. Send all contributions to

Dave Brown joined the Wolf Cub Pack of the 1st Streatham Common around 1946/7. His memories from that time can be found here. Dave's older brother, Allan, joined the 1st Streatham Common in 1939 and after National service, returned to the Group as a leader.

Allan and Dave Brown in 1948
Allan and Dave Brown

Dave "Haggis" Webb was a member of the 1st Streatham Common / Estreham VSU / Estreham-Livingstone VSU / Streatham VSU between 1962 and 1973 ish!

Dave has plans to put together a history paper on the 1st Streatham Common. The SVSU website has it on good authority that Dave is sharpening his pencil in readiness to start a literary masterpiece that will match the best of Enid Blyton and JK Rowling!

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