Timeline

Year Event
1908 October 10th – Wolverhampton and District Boy Scouts Local Association formed
1910 First combined church parade of the Local Association held. Colours presented to 5th Wolverhampton
Scouts from 5th Wolverhampton and 1st Sedgley take part in a despatch run between Wolverhampton and Dudley
1911 Scouts from 1st Sedgley attending the International rally at Windsor Great Park win the award for being the best turned out troop.
1912 First recorded use of Patshull as a campsite which hosted a Staffordshire combined camp
1913 200 scouts take part in annual parade representing 1st, 2nd, 5th Wolverhamptons, Culwell and Efanden Works, 1st Bushbury, Tettenhall, and Patshull troops
1914 District has grown to 400 boys
1914 /18 During the war, many Scouts do service to help the war effort. Examples include guards on reservoirs, orderlies in hospitals and coastguard duties.
1936 Bilston groups transfer out of Wolverhampton to form their own Local Association
1956 Wolverhampton is split into 3 Divisions – East, West and North
1961 Wolverhampton South Division is formed
1966 Bilston Division is formed following the closure of its Local Association
1967 The five Divisions are formed into five independant Districts. The Wolverhampton and District Boy Scout Association is renamed Wolverhampton Scout Association. A Borough Commissioner is appointed to liase between the Districts and County
1973 Bilston District is closed and amalgamated with Wolverhampton East
The post of Borough Commissioner is abolished. The Borough committee is now recognised as a lay body as opposed to a Scout one with specific responsibility for Patshull campsite
1986 An Assistant County Commissioner (Wolverhampton Borough) is appointed
1999 The County Commissioner decided that an ACC (Wolverhampton Borough) was no longer required and the post was abolished
2002 When Wolverhampton gained City status, the Borough committee was renamed as the Joint Districts committee with its main purpose being the management of Patshull campsite and the distribution of LEA and other grants.
2007 Many groups take part in events to celebrate the Centenary of Scouting.
All Districts participate in the combined St. Georges day parade and service at St. Peter’s church
2008 100th Anniversary of Scouting in Wolverhampton
2012 100th Anniversary of the first Patshull camp