10th Chippenham Scout Group was formed on 1 August 1977 on the closure of 5th Chippenham (Salvation Army) Scout Group. Most of the Cubs, Scouts and Leaders moved to the new Group that met, initially, at West Mead.
There were 24 boys in the cub pack and 23 boys in the scout troop (at the time, there were no girls in The Scouts)
Fund-raising over the next 2 years led to the Group moving to their own Headquarters next to the Bridge Centre. However, this was short lived when the Cub Pack and Scout Troop were forced to meet at various locations around the Town due to the redevelopment of the Bridge Centre area. Finally, on 29 April 1988, the Group moved to their current location at West Mead, with the official opening of a ‘new’ Headquarters.
Scouting has continued to flourish since its formation and by 1990, a Beaver Colony (6 – 8 year olds) was added to the Group. 1995 saw a further addition to the Group when 6th Chippenham (St Andrew’s) Scout Group amalgamated with 10th Chippenham. The process of amalgamation commenced as early as 1993 but it was only in the New Year of 1995 that the plans were finalised. The amalgamation led to the addition of a second Cub Pack and a significant increase in the Troop numbers. In due course, this led to the addition of an air scout troop to the Group in 2011.
The merger of 6th and 10th Chippenham led to a change in the group’s necker, combining the designs of the neckers of each group.
Over the years, the Group has actively participated in Scout County and District events. Camps, outdoor pursuits, challenges and visits (either locally or distant) has resulted in an interesting and stimulating programme for the scouts and Leaders alike.
The Group also had representatives at the 19th, 20th , 23rd and 24th World Scout Jamborees.