'A Centenary of Scouting' Exhibition

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'A Centenary of Scouting' Exhibition

Posted: 22/04/2007 16:14:42

Discover 100 Years of Scouting in the Stroud and Tetbury District!

On 1 August 1907 Robert Baden-Powell started the Scout Association with a small experimental camp on Brownsea Island in Dorset. Two boys from Gloucestershire attended that camp, and by May 1908 the Stroud and Tetbury area already had two Scout Troops, and the number soon grew rapidly. Today there are over 900 members of Scouting in Stroud and Tetbury District. Over the last century many of the milestones in Scouting have come to Gloucestershire via the Stroud and Tetbury District. Now they are not only celebrating their past but also looking to a vibrant and dynamic future.

If you would like to find out about Scouting then and now or if you have played any part in Scouting during the past 100 years, either as a member of the movement, or as a parent of someone who was, then come along to a drop in’ reception at The Museum in the Park in Stroud.

Drop in to the Museum on Saturday 21 April between 11am - 4pm:

-See a display charting the history of Scouting in the Stroud Area spanning the past 100 years, and relive and share your memories.

-Meet people involved in Scouting today

-See if you can spot yourself in any of the photos.

-Enjoy a chat and share your memories

Whether you were in Scouting 1 years ago or 100 years ago - or if you would like to be part of Scouting today we look forward to seeing you there!

Museum and exhibition admission FREE. Open weekdays (except Monday) 10am - 5pm, open Saturday and Sunday 11am - 5pm. Closed on Monday.

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