1907 – Baden-Powell (B-P) runs an experimental camp for 20 boys, from different backgrounds, on Brownsea Island in Dorset, based on the ideas he had begun to formulate.
1908 – B-P writes his ideas in a book titled Scouting for Boys (one of the top 10 best-selling books of the 20th century). Scouting took on a life of its own as groups of boys across the country began to organise themselves into Patrols, using B-P’s book as the basis for camps and activities, and persuading adults to become their leaders. B-P introduced the motto “Be Prepared” (based on his initials) which is still the Scout motto today.
1911 – 89th Manchester was created by Bertie James Waywood the first scoutmaster of 1st Withington
1912 –The Boy Scout Association is incorporated by Royal Charter, granted by King George V.
1916- Wolf Cubs begins for younger brothers who want to get involved. Many years later it would be renamed Cub Scouts.
1918 – Rover Scouting begins for young men from 17-25 years old.
1928 – 89th Manchester – 1st Withington Offically re-registered with Gilwell
1938 – The hall was opened my Deputy Chief Scout, Lord Somers
1948- 89th Manchester – 1st Withington changed its name to 89th Manchester – (1st Withington)
1951- 89th Manchester – (1st Withington) changed its name to 89th Manchester, 1st Withington (Waygood’s Own)
1963 – The first Little Brothers groups started up in Northern Ireland, they would later go on to become Beaver Scouts.
1966 – A report is published recommending the biggest shake-up of Scouting since it began.
1967 – Rover Scouts and Senior Scouts amalgamated into a single section called Venture Scouts.
1976 – Girls are admitted into Venture Scouts.
1986 – Beaver Scouts officially became part of The Scout Association.
1991 –The decision is taken to allow girls to become members of all sections.
2002 – Venture Scouts replaced by Explorer Scouts and the Scout Network. The Balanced Programme is introduced.
2007 – The Scout Association celebrates the centenary of Scouting.
2009 – Bear Grylls appointed Chief Scout.
2014 – UK membership reaches 550,000.
2019 – The exporer group choose the name Withington Waygoods