It’s a century for Scouting in Weymouth and Portland

A PARTY and jamboree is being held to celebrate 100 years of Scouting in Weymouth and Portland.

Weymouth and Portland Scouts are holding the event at the Pavilion Ocean Room on Saturday.

The extravaganza will include a treasure hunt and activities for current Scouts as well as a reunion and quiz for former Scouts and friends.

The daughter-in-law of the first Scouter in Weymouth, William Treneer, will also be attending.

Edna Treneer, aged 93, will travel from her home in Dorchester for the celebration.

Organiser and archivist Mike Greenham said: “The event will provide a chance for former Scouts to get together and celebrate 100 years.

“There will be a treasure hunt for today’s Scouts, displays of Scouting activities, campfire sketches, plays, a camp fire blanket competition and demonstrations of grand howl.”

He added: “It is hoped the event will give those who attend the chance to meet former Scouting friends, and reflect on their Scouting experiences and what they have done since and to look through displays and archive photographs.”

Scouts will join in a treasure hunt from 3pm with many of the locations related to the history of the movement in the borough.

The mayor will attend the event at 5pm before a broadcast of vintage recordings, including one of Baden-Powell’s early speeches, and a parade of vintage uniforms. There will be a Cub play dating to the 1940s.

At 6.30pm the Scouts can go home or stay for the quiz at 7pm. All former Scouts and friends are invited to the evening celebrations and entertainment-style quiz from 7pm onwards. Call Mr Greenham on 01305 813244 for more information.

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