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After obtaining permission from the Parish Council, 1st Broughton Gifford & Holt Scout Group were all set to instigate their Centenary Celebrations with a traditional Scout Camp on the Common outside their Headquarters at Broughton Gifford.
Chairman, Anne Cranham reported, “A couple of the locals were a little concerned that we could be holding a “Glastonbury Style” camp or perhaps we were expecting a group of “Red Indians” to arrive. They were reassured that it was only the Beavers, Cubs, Scout and Explorer Scouts. Saturday morning the Scout Hut was set up for a “trip down memory lane” for the visitors that were expected throughout the weekend. Memorabilia of the last 100 years was on display. Our visitors came from many different parts of the country.
“At the Official Opening Ceremony, two Beavers and two Scouts were Invested and a Gilwell Neckerchief was presented to Chil. Brock (Jon Giles) presented a £100 cheque to Molly Beales, from 6th Trowbridge Group to help her attend the World Jamboree in 2015 in Japan. The Beavers had raised this from a Sponsored Silence. A Centenary Plaque was presented to the Group from Chil.
“The group completed many more activities before the closing ceremony. Group Scout Leader Dave Haslett thanked all the Leaders and Parent Helpers for making the weekend such a great success. The Flag was lowered by our youngest new Scout Leader Ben Miles. A final BRAVO was shouted.”