Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Scouts March through History; Camp Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Scouts March through History; Camp Celebrates 100th Anniversary

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Byline: Tony Henderson Environment Editor

MORE than 150 Scouts yesterday celebrated the centenary of the first official Scout camp. It was on August 22, 1908, that Robert Baden-Powell led his Scouts for one and a half miles from Fourstones railway station in Northumberland to the site of the camp at Carr Edge.

This week the Baden-Powell Scout Association has been marking the 100th anniversary with an international jamboree involving 160 Scouts and 55 leaders - with one detachment coming all the way from Portugal.

The original camp site is now marked by a cairn on Carr Edge.

Yesterday the Scouts walked the same route and held a service at the cairn.

They have been based at Greencarts Farm in Northumberland National Park, close to Hadrian's Wall.

Jamboree activities have ranged from rock climbing to canoeing, and from walking to crafts.

Colin Earnshaw, community enterprise officer for the park's southern area, said: "We are delighted the Scouts are here to celebrate the anniversary. …

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