Tree planted to celebrate Scouts Centenary

20 November 2017

A century of scouting was celebrated on Saturday when all three sections of a Lowestoft group gathered together to mark the occasion.

Members of the 4th Lowestoft (St Margaret’s) Scouts assembled at their headquarters at the junction of Marham Road and Rotterdam Road for an afternoon of special activities. They were joined by families and ex-scouts who shared memories and viewed old log books and photographs on display.

Group Scout Leader Christine Stacey said “approximately 80 youngsters from all three sections: Beavers, Cubs and Scouts came and joined in the fun. A commemorative English Walnut tree was planted and a time capsule containing a copy of the scouting magazine, a group t shirt, a commemorative 100 year badge, a set of ‘world’, ‘district’ and ‘county’ badges and a 4th Lowestoft ‘flash and a copy of the Lowestoft Journal, which featured the planned celebration,  was also buried to mark the 100 years.

A group photo of the present youngsters and their leaders was taken before Assistant Scout Leader Harry Emmerson had his head shaved to raise funds for the Group and for the mental health charity MIND.

A campfire singsong around the fire-pit, led by former member Shirley Hoad, was followed by hotdogs for everyone and a fireworks finale to round off a memorable celebration of 100 years of the 4th Lowestoft Scout Group.”