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The Group was founded in November 1930 by Stan Scott. It was affiliated with Cathedral Road Presbyterian Church, and met in the church hall for over 40 years.

In the late ‘60s we were able to obtain the use of some old wooden changing rooms in the middle of Llandaff fields. After an enormous amount of work by Tony Green and Howard Desmond, the buildings were converted into a scout hall, and opened by George Thomas M.P. in May 1970. It was later extended to include a kitchen & toilets. The Scout Troop met there all year, but the access was challenging, and the Cub Pack only used it in the lighter nights.

However in November 1986, the hall was burnt down. Fortunately, we were allowed to meet in Conway Road Methodist Church basement, until a new home could be constructed. Again, after a lot of work by Tony Green and Howard Desmond, the Group was successful in acquiring a site in Pontcanna fields, and we were awarded a grant to build Scoutbase. Building work started in 1990 and the first meetings were in April 1991. However, the building wasn’t opened until June 1992 by the then Lord Mayor of Cardiff Derek Allinson.

The Scout Troop and a Cub Pack have run since the Group started. However in 1987, due to a huge demand for places, another Cub Pack was started. The 2 Cub Packs were then given a name each. A bird theme was adopted and the packs are called Kingfishers and Kestrels. Also in the late 80s a Beaver Colony was started, to cater for 6-8 year olds. Like the Cubs demand created another colony – they are named Maple and Birch Beavers.

In the earlier years, the older age range was catered for by a Rover Crew and Senior Scout Troop, which formed when there were sufficient boys to run one. However in 1972, when Venture Scouts became the section for older members, a Venture Scout Unit was created which lasted until 1978. In 1982 it was restarted as a ‘new beginning’, which is why it was called ‘Phoenix’, and from its inception girls and boys were admitted. In 2002, when Explorers replaced Venture Scouts, it continued as Phoenix Explorer Scout Unit, although now part of District provision, maintaining its name and link with the 29th.

In 2007, the Scout Association decided that all sections would be for boys and girls, so the first girls entered Beavers, Cubs and Scouts in September of that year. All sections are now fully mixed and there are many girls in the Group.