The gatehouse was formally opened by the Duke of Rutland. Also on the 10th of March, the bottom field was purchased for £70.
The old toilet block was converted into the rifle range.
The crate stacking activity was first set up. Central heating was installed into the gatehouse.
The cabin was built at a cost of £11,000. Formally opened in May 1982.
75 years of cub scouting celebration – the big trees on the main field were planted. Later in the year was the Willesley 40th anniversary camp – visited by Garth Morrison Chief Scout.
St Thomas Church bought for £10. Refurbished with new roof.
The karting track was completed; also, the old water tank was dug out to form the pot-holing activity. Archery and the spiders frame were also introduced to the site. In May, the bouldering wall was completed. Following the activities being installed, there was the centenary camp where 731 campers attended.