The strains of Reveille broke the air on at 08:00 Wednesday
morning, 1st August to herald the start of the second century
of Scouting. The cornet was played by Mark Alston of Ross
forty people of all ages met outside the Ross Heritage Centre
to mark the occasion by renewing their Scout promise. The
ceremony was lead by Cub Scout leader Robin Shaw with readings
and prayers written by Robert Baden Powell read by Dave
Bennett and John Constance. The Scout and Cub Scout laws
were read by Michael Jeffryes and Conor Kearns.
the formalities, a welcome breakfast of superb bacon sandwiches
was supplied by Callwood's butchers and cooked by the Kings
1st August 1907 at 08:00 Robert Baden Powell blew his Kudu
horn to open the first experimental Scout camp for 20 boys
on Brownsea island in Poole harbour, Dorset. Today there
are Millions of Members world-wide covering virtually every
country of the world. Nine Ross-on-Wye Explorer Scouts are
currently camping at the world jamboree with 40,000 scouts
from all those countries.
Robin Shaw said, 'A brief phone call was received from the
Jamboree, and it was fantastic to think that at 08:00 local
time all over the world people were doing just what we are
details of Scouts nationally see www.scouts.org.uk
or for details of Scouting locally contact Dave Bennett
on 01989 768062.