Some notable dates in Scouting and District history:
|1907||August – Baden-Powell holds an experimental camp on Brownsea Island.|
|1908||January – ‘Scouting for Boys’ starts publication in fortnightly parts.
April – ‘The Scout’ weekly paper is launched.
Scouting activity known to be underway in Finchley.
|See article ‘In the Beginning’|
|1909||September – First National Scout Rally, at Crystal Palace.|
|1910||August – Girl Guide Movement founded by Baden-Powell and his sister Agnes.|
|1912||January – Royal Charter of Incorporation for the Boy Scouts.|
|1914||August – The Great War starts.||See article –‘The War Years’|
|1916||Wolf Cubs officially launches.|
|1917||Rover Scout scheme starts.|
|1919||Gilwell Park officially opens.|
|1920||July – First World Jamboree held at London’s Olympia and Baden-Powell declared Chief Scout of the World.|
|1921||District Census.||The first year’s data we have found. See all of our Census records in ‘In the Beginning’.|
|1924||2nd World Jamboree held at Ermelunden, Denmark.|
|1929||July – ‘Coming of Age’ Jamboree (3rd) held at Arrow Park, Birkenhead.|
|1933||4th World Jamboree held at Gödöllő Hungary.|
|1934||The District leases land for use as a Camping Ground.||See article ‘Frith Grange’.|
|1936||May – Official opening of the District Camping Ground (Frith Grange)||See article ‘Frith Grange’.|
|1937||5th World Jamboree held at Bloemendaal, Netherland.|
|1938||Good Turn Rally|
|1939||September – World War II starts.||See article –‘The War Years’|
|1941||January – Baden-Powell dies.
Air Scouts branch launches.
|Our District Grieves.
Finchley’s Air Scouts.
|1942||March – Lord Somers (Arthur Somers-Cocks) becomes Chief Scout|
|1944||Finchley Scout and Guide Week|
|1945||April – Lord Rowallan (Thomas Corbett) becomes Chief Scout.
May – Finchley Lodge, the District HQ opens.
|See article ‘Finchley Lodge’.|
|1946||Senior Scouts starts.|
|1947||40 Years of Scouting
6th World Jamboree held at Moisson, France.
|1949||Bob-a-Job fundraising scheme starts.|
|1951||7th World Jamboree held at Bad Ischi, Austria.|
|1955||8th World Jamboree held at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada.|
|1957||50th Anniversary of Scouting.
9th World Jamboree held at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield.
|See article ‘1957 – Finchley Scouting – A year to remember’.|
|1959||10th World Jamboree held at Los Baños Laguna, Philippines.
September – Sir Charles Maclean (later Lord) becomes Chief Scout.
|Finchley’s representative is Victor Courtice.|
|1960||Finchley Lodge, the District HQ, is sold.||See article ‘Finchley Lodge’.|
|1961||July – Baden-Powell House opened by HM The Queen.|
|1962||The National Trust purchases Brownsea Island for the public.|
|1963||11th World Jamboree held at Marathon, Greece|
|1964||April – Five North London Groups join Finchley to form the District “Finchley and Friern Barnet”. They are joined later by the 6th East Barnet from Hertfordshire District.||See article ‘Our Groups’.|
|1965||March – The new Finchley Lodge opens.||See article ‘Finchley Lodge’.|
|1966||June – The Chief Scout’s ‘Advance Party Report’ published: major changes in uniform, terminology and training programme.|
|1967||12th World Jamboree held at Farragut State Park, Idaho, USA|
|1976||Cub Scout Jubilee||See how our District celebrated.|
|1971||Groups from Golders Green merge and the District became “Finchley, Friern Barnet and Golders Green”.
13th World Jamboree held at Fujinomiya, Shizouka, Japan
|See article ‘Our Groups’|
|1972||July – Sir William Gladstone becomes Chief Scout.|
|1975||14th World Jamboree held at Lillehammer, Norway.|
|1982||February – Major-General Michael J H Walsh becomes Chief Scout.
New younger section, ‘Beavers’ introduced.
|1983||15th World Jamboree held at Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada.|
|1987||16th World Jamboree held at Sydney, Australia.|
|1988||May – Sir Garth Morrison becomes Chief Scout.|
|1996||March – George Purdy becomes Chief Scout|
|1990||Girls are permitted to join the younger Scout sections if Groups wished.
Finchley Lodge sold and Frith Grange becomes the District HQ.
|See article ‘Finchley Lodge’.|
|1991||17th World Jamboree held at Seoraksan National Park, South Korea.|
|1995||18th World Jamboree held at Dronten, Netherlands.|
|1998||19th World Jamboree held at Picarquin, Chile.|
|2002||Launch of new uniforms, sections and training programmes.
September – Peter Duncan (former Blue Peter presenter) becomes 9th Chief Scout.
20th World Jamboree held at Sattahip, Thailand.
|2007||World Centenary Jamboree (21st) at Hylands Park, Chelmsford.|
|2008||The District merges with Barnet and Hendon & Edgware, to form the new “Barnet Borough District”.|