ABOUT LES MAINGYS

A LITTLE BIT OF OUR HISTORY

In 1946 the Guernsey Scout Association had the vision and courage to purchase the Les Maingys farm, it was in a dilapidated condition and consisted of a farm house, barn, pigsties and a few old sheds with about twelve acres of mostly wet fields. To pay for this the groups were levied and crops planted, along with willow trees intended to make cricket bats, there was a problem with this as it turned out to be the wrong sort of willow. Once the loans had been repaid the levy was removed as the site was intended for the benefit of local scouting.

The camping side really took off as travel to the island was cheap and cheerful and in the early fifties the bungalow was purchased to house a resident warden. Many groups came year after year and camped in the same field each time, hence names like Selkirk, Dartford and Hampshire. The facilities were very basic with outside toilets and a tap in each field. The farmhouse was used as a hostel with a rudimentary kitchen, one toilet and cold water in the kitchen. Very different to the centrally heated building with integral toilets and showers now to be found there.

Nothing much changed for many years, then in the early eighties an extra field was purchased. In the late nineties a small working party was set up to explore ways of developing the site and the activity centre was the outcome finally being completed in 2003 bringing the site firmly into the 21st century. This was followed soon after with the reservoir to be used as a boating pond and in more recent years the high ropes course, along with paid staff to run it all.

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