A HUDDERSFIELD Scout group is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

The 6th Holme Valley Scouts was formed in 1930 and continues to be a vibrant group catering for more than 100 youngsters today.

The celebrations have already started with a special meal for current and former leaders and committee members at the Traveller's Rest pub in Brockholes.

They continue this coming weekend with displays and exhibitions at the Scout headquarters opposite Trinity Church on Moorbottom in the village from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday and also on Sunday after a special morning service at the church which starts at 10.30am.

The group was first officially registered on March 7, 1930 and managed to keep going throughout the Second World War.

Scouts helped out in the aftermath of the Holmfirth Flood in 1944.

The original wooden scout hut burned down in January 1965, but the launch of the `buy a brick' campaign raised £600 and the new HQ was eventually unveiled in 1966 at a cost of £2,500.

The group has also enjoyed several trips to countries such as America, Australia, Holland and Greece and its members have consistently won many awards.

Group president Wendy Hodgson said: "75 years is quite an achievement and it is all down to the enthusiasm and help of our scouts past and present.

"Anyone who has any links with scouting in Honley is very welcome this weekend."