Halfpenny Green Air Scout Group was Founded in 1964 and was originally only a Scout Troup. HGAS is also the only Air Scout Group in the whole of the Midlands of which we are very proud of. Back in 2011 Karl Owen took the Helm of the Group Leader and initiated the Start of the two younger sections. With the start of the Beavers and Cubs, Halfpenny Green was now officially a Group. in 2011 the Group stood at 18 members and in 2014 the Group had 82 members and is still rising! In 2013 Halfpenny Green received its first ever full RAF inspection where the whole Group (not just Scouts) were inspected for their Aviation and Air involvement to see if we could be awarded full RAF Recognition. this was very successful and we are awarded this in November 2013. This is a Huge milestone for the Group, and Air Scouting in general as no other Group hold this full recognition to date.
The whole group will again be inspected by the RAF at the end of 2015.
We held our first Battle of Britain Parade at the airfield in 2014 utilising the new memorial, this again put HGAS on the map. The parade was attended by the Air Cadets and the Air Explorer Unit.
Halfpenny Green is still very keen to get some additional Leadership support and if any adults are interested in assisting, either uniformed or not, please contact any of the leaders at Halfpenny Green to discuss this further. Contact details are as follows
Karl Owen Group Scout Leader Number 07869772196
Hut Telephone Number: 01384 221171