To celebrate our Founder Robert Baden-Powell’s Birthday, the Meerkats at 1st Claremont re-enacted the first camp in 1907 on Brownsea Island. They made tents, went “fishing” (being rewarded with marshmallow dinosaurs) and searched for fresh fruit in the trees, thrown on the island by “passing boats”.
We had done some research and found that airplanes only came to England later that decade. Our scout Meerkat Instructors and ex-Scout dads were very handy at doing the lashings for the poles. Everyone admired the historical items on show, going back to the founding of our 1st Claremont Group in 1908. There was even a Scout who could blow the kudu horn successfully! What a great meeting!
Judith Bishop, Den Scouter
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