Xgħajra was a small fishing hamlet and a summer resort, situated in the
East of Malta. Its inhabitants are increasing
and it is slowing developing into a large seaside
village. Back in 1995, Xgħajra Scout Group
opened the doors to boys who would like to join the
World Organization Scout Movement.
On the 9th of November 1995, a meeting between SDC Mr. L. Bonnici, GSL
Mr. S. Borg, the first
mayor of Xghajra the late Mr. France Minuti, the late
Xghajra local council secretary Mr. C. Camilleri and
Mr. V. Abela a member of the local council was set
up to discuss the beginning of Xgħajra Scouts Group
and the initiative to allocate
premises to the Scout Organization to cater for
children and youth.
Borg was the founder and first Group Scout Leader.
On the 17th of November 1995 the first meeting was held. The first
four members were Christopher Vella, Christian Vella,
Marcel Borg, Gordon Borg and Mr. Saviour Borg which was the founder and first Group Scout
these first years our activities were mainly
concentrated to build up a consistent number of
Scouts and for the first year the number
reached up to 30 Scouts and Cub Scouts. It was
a very encouraging era followed. The continuation,
year after year, month after month, day after day,
meeting after meeting the group was reaching a
higher number of members.
Section and the Cub Scouts Section were admirably
developed, while the continuations of the activities
were turning the group into a very active one.
On the 28th of June 1996, the late Chief Commissioner Mr. J. Grech
approved the registration form and Xghajra Scout
Group and was officially registered with the Scout
Association of Malta.
In 1999 the Venture unit was formed and during the year 2000, the group
admitted its first female members.
This was a step forward for the group since this
section was providing an innovative leadership
Xgħajra Scout Group, invested in another dream of
many Scouters, the creation of a Band. The
band was formed from a few members with a small
amount of instruments; but in a small period of
time, it advanced and it then evolved into a pipe
band. On the 29th of January 2012,
Xgħajra Scouts Pipes & Drums made itself heard along
the stress of Xgħajra for the very first time.
anniversary of Xgħajra Scout Group was celebrated in
2006, where plenty of celebrations were organised by
a temporarily committee. This committee was
formed from the chairman of the group Mr. Simon
Grixti and two Scouters Mr. Marcel Borg and Mr.
Xgħajra Scout Group Website was then launched on the
5th of December 2008.
In 2014, the group accepted its first members of the
Colony, and thus the Beaver Section was formed.
At the beginning of 2019, a temporary committee was formed to organise
the group's 25th anniversary celebrations. The
committee consists of the group scout leader Mr.
Marcel Borg, chairman Mr. Rene Fava
,cashier Ms. Julie Grech, two Scouters Mr. Duncan
Debattista and Ms. Janice Preca, and two venture
scouts Ms. Mariah Gauci and Ms. Stephanie Paris.
We are currently experiencing a global pandemic, however our scouting
spirit lives on digitally as online meetings are
still being held regularly.
day, every activity, every meeting is a story in the
History of Xgħajra Scout Group.