1st Ince and Elton Scout Group provides Scouting adventures to young people between the ages of 6 and 14 in Elton and surrounding areas (including Ince, Thornton-le-moors and Hapsford).
The current group was founded in 1949 and is part of the Mersey Weaver District within the UK Scout County of Cheshire. Prevoiusly, the group was part of the North West Cheshire District, which was merged with the Widnes District in January 2014 to form a single district called Mersey Weaver.
Where are we?
1st Ince and Elton Scout Group are located at the end of Scout Lane, off School Lane (next to Elton Primary School).
1st Ince and Elton currently has one of each section.
- Beaver Scouts – Are for 6 to 8 year olds and meet on a Tuesday evening.
- Cub Scouts – Are for 8 to 10 year olds and meet on a Thursday evening.
- Scouts – Are for 10 to 14 year olds and meet on a Friday evening.
Once a Scout reaches 14 years old, they have the option of continuing their scouting journey either as an Explorer Scout or a Young Leader. More information about these sections can be found on the Mersey Weaver District website as they are both a district provision.
There is evidence that Scouting in Ince and surrounding areas dates as far back as 1911 when our District was first formed linking our Group with Helsby, Frodsham and Runcorn. However, officially (at the time of writing anyway) Scouting in Ince and Elton dates back to 21st February 1934 when the group was first registered.
Unfortunately in 1936 (after only two years) the group closed. At this moment we’re not sure why the group only ran for 2 years, we have only been provided with registration documents.
Fast forward 13 years, 19th July 1949 to be exact when the group reopened as 1st Thornton-Le-Moors. On 11th August 1952 the group changed its name to 1st Ince. 23 years later (on 28th July 1975) the group changed its name back to 1st Ince and Elton, which it has been named ever since.