Group History

February 2014.

1st Prague Scouts was formed in February 2014 and its first meeting was held on the 22nd May 2014. It joined groups from a number of countries around the world in the British Scouting Overseas district called ‘Rest of the World’. The group originally only having Beavers and Cubs in one section, were based at Riverside Primary School, Sedlec, Prague 6. Leaders at the first meeting were, Simona Gabrisova (BSL), Matt Lightfoot (CSL), Kevin Power  (ACSL) and Simon Burgess (GSL).

Scouts and leaders at the first meeting 22nd May 2014.

May 2015.

Founder member Matt Lightfoot, Cub Scout Leader, left the group to return to the UK. In July he was awarded the Area Commissioner’s Commendation for his contribution to the formation of the group. He was presented with his award at the 2015 World Jamboree in Japan by the UK International Commissioner, Dan Wood.

November 2015

Following changes to the districts in British Scouting Overseas, 1st Prague left the ‘Rest of the World District’ and joined the newly formed ‘Northern Europe district.






September 2018

We officially started a separate Scout Troop on a Tuesday evening based at Riverside School,  Hradcanska.

June 2019

At the groups AGM held in the Scout Insitute in the Old Town Square the group launched its Explorer Unit. The event was attended by The US and UK Ambassadors to the Czech Republic. At this event Commissioners Commendations were awarded to 3 members of the group leaders and our first Silver and Gold Chief Scout’s Awards were given to young people in the group. We were also pleased to start our involvement with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

September 2019

The Beaver and Cub sections move from their original home to a new location Park Lane International School, Mala Strana.



Group Scout Leaders

Simon Burgess – 2014 to present


Group Chair

Gina Hearn OBE – 2014 to 2018

Alastair Hammond – 2018 to 2019 (acting Chair)

Eleanore Hammond – 2019 to present

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