Lexden Camp Site

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Lexden is the premier Scout campsite in KZN. It is a park-like campground with plenty of trees and a dense bush area in suburban Pietermaritzburg. It is ideal for Troop and Patrol camps, hikes and other activities. The campsite is fenced off and secure. Close to town at 3 km from city hall and other attractions in and around Pietermaritzburg.

It was originally the home of Mr. and Mrs. H.V. Marsh and was named after a little village near Colchester, Essex, England where H.V. Marsh was born. In May 1937 Mr. & Mrs. Marsh donated the original portion of Lexden to the Natal Scout Council, and in 1939 the City Council made a gift of additional land, on condition that it be used for Scouting purposes.

Apart from Lexden's appeal as a camping site, it is also an ideal venue for training, starting in 1919 when AF Hattersley held a training camp for the Patrol Leaders and Seconds of the 6th Pietermaritzburg Troop. Numerous Woodbadge courses have been run over the years and it is the home of the Patrol Leader Training Unit (PLTU). Read about the early history ...


Facilities

  • 2x campfire circles
  • open air chapel
  • ablutions
  • historic hall

Booking

For more information about Lexden please email lexdenscoutcamp@gmail.com

See also

Lexden Camp Site 1919 to 1949