Time capsule, archery and a good soaking to celebrate Scouts’ 50th

jpco 25-6-14 50th anniversary of the launch of the Stanford Scout Camp Site (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-140623-130401001
jpco 25-6-14 50th anniversary of the launch of the Stanford Scout Camp Site (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-140623-130401001

More than 600 youngsters spent a sunny weekend celebrating the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Stanford Scout Camp Site.

A time capsule was buried at the site, in Pease Pottage, as part of the celebrations on Saturday (June 22) while a service was held at the on-site chapel to commemorate the centenary of World War One. Among the activities on offer – many under the watchful eye of Army volunteers – was archery, rifle shooting, an obstacle course and climbing wall.

Given the hot weather, a water slide proved popular, with one volunteer taking every opportunity to spray the children with a hose as they passed.

One of the organisers, Yvonne Seetayah, said: “One seven-year-old came back and said it was really marvellous when she put the hose down and the children picked it up and got their own back!”