Scouts renew promise with rest of the world

SCOUTS and leaders from Royston, above, have renewed their promise – with 28 million other members worldwide. They linked up through television with the Chief Scout Peter Duncan at the centenary camp on Brownsea Island, the birthplace of the Scout movemen

SCOUTS and leaders from Royston, above, have renewed their promise - with 28 million other members worldwide.

They linked up through television with the Chief Scout Peter Duncan at the centenary camp on Brownsea Island, the birthplace of the Scout movement 100 years ago.

The sunrise event marked the exact day and hour when Robert Baden Powell launched the movement.

Royston Scouts hoisted a special centenary flag at the headquarters in Barkway Road.


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Thirty Scouts and leaders from Royston have visited the 21st World Jamboree at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, where Royston Scout Robert Russell is representing the district as part of the Hertfordshire contingent.

Alan Duckworth, Royston's assistant commissioner, said: "Scouting has moved into the 21st century while still retaining the basic principles and roots on which it was founded.

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"Gone are the days of short trousers and singing Ging Gang Gully."

He said that this year's jamboree was the largest Scouting event to take place in the UK for the past 50 years and involved 40,000 Scouts from more than 180 countries.

He said the jamboree was celebrating peace and international friendship under the motto One World, One Promise.

Mr Duckworth added: "The youth of this world are sending out a powerful message to the rest of the planet for our future.

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