brief history of
& 4th (Marquis
The first overseas troop of The Scout Association,
the 1st Gibraltar Boy Scout Troop, was established
on 27 March 1908 by My James Edward Bramble.
This Group has the distinction of having been the
first Scout Group to have been formed outside the
It was on
The 4th Troop was established in 1913 from members of the Boys' Brigade when the Brigade was disbanded in
After the evacuation of the civil population during
WWII the 1st & 4th Group’s
continued in the UK and Jamaica as the 1st
Gibraltar (London) Troop, 4th Gibraltar
(London) Troop and the 1st (Gibraltar)
In 1947 these Troops amalgamated to form the present Group and agreed to retain the traditions of both former Troops. The patronage of the Marquis of Milford Haven was re-confirmed on the new Group, The 1st & 4th (Marquis of Milford Havens Own) Scout Group. The original colours of the neckerchiefs were incorporated in the scarves to be used by the Group formed through the amalgamation.
On its 50th.
Anniversary in 1958 the Marquis of Milford Haven
authorised his Coat of Arms to be worn on the Group
The Group, has since the end of the Second World War, run a Corps of Drums. The Corps was selected to perform at the Royal Tournament in 1982 and has played at numerous local events and other overseas locations.
To commemorate its 75th. Anniversary in 1983 the present Marquis of Milford Haven visited the Group and presented them with new Colours at a Parade held at