The earliest record we have of Scouting in Great Lumley is from the pages of 'The Scout', the weekly magazine of Scouting in the UK during the first half of the 20th Century. This particular issue is dated July 10th 1909, just one year after the official launch of Scouting, and 2 years after the experimental camp at Brownsea Island.
The entry near the top of the righthand column,shows that Lumley troop has recently been formed by Scoutmaster Lowe and he is working hard to develop it into a good troop.
The Group celebrated 50 years of continuous Scouting in 2011, but unfortunately we have no record of how long the original Troop ran for, or how long the gap was between the 2 troops.
The Scout section flag still in use is believed to have come from the original Troop as it simply has the name 'Lumley' rather than '1st Great Lumley' on it.
If anyone has any more history on the Group, we would appreciate hearing it.