Our HQ

Newton Hazel Hall, 13 Battlebridge Ln, Merstham, Redhill RH1 3LH

Our present Headquarters site was built on land given to the Boy Scouts of Merstham by Mrs. Topham Richardson of Harps Oakes Lane.

The current buildings were built in the 1950s by friends, parents and members of the Group. Many of them were Rover Scouts.

The main hall was originally part of a Marks and Spencer storage facility at Southampton.

A parent in the group, through his business connections, had it dismantled and transported to Merstham and erected by the group.

The Mayor of Reigate Alderman Searle declared the building officially opened on the 17th May 1958.

Attendees at the opening included one of the early founders of the group, Mr Newton Hazel.

Alderman Searle agreed to act as one of the four trustees for the premises and the land.

The block floor in the main hall was purchased by the group from Enfield in the 1960s for £100. It is still in place 50 years later.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls