A century of scouting

SCOUTS from one of the oldest scouting groups in the world, 1st Hunts (Hartford) held a party to mark 100 years of scouting on Saturday. Some of the oldest and youngest scouts and former scouts in the district took part in the event at the Commemoration H

SCOUTS from one of the oldest scouting groups in the world, 1st Hunts (Hartford) held a party to mark 100 years of scouting on Saturday.

Some of the oldest and youngest scouts and former scouts in the district took part in the event at the Commemoration Hall in Huntingdon High Street.

The Huntingdon celebration included an exhibition of scouting in the district over the decades. The display reflected many major events of the 20th Century, including the great wars and the sinking of the Titanic - the group's first scoutmaster drowned on the ill-fated ship.

The scouting movement in Huntingdonshire started in 1908 when Reginald Coleridge and his friend, the Rev Anthony Crossfield invited members of the Lads Brigade (which met at Hartford Village Hall) and the Boys Club (St Mary's Church) to start a patrol.


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INFORMATION: More volunteers to help run scout groups are always needed. Contact Chris Ward on 07803 023862.

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