Durrington Sea Scouts celebrate 50th birthday

W25194H11 WH DTONSCOUTS GT 18.06.11.'' 2nd. Durrington Sea Scouts 50th. anniversary ....... W25194H11.
W25194H11 WH DTONSCOUTS GT 18.06.11.'' 2nd. Durrington Sea Scouts 50th. anniversary ....... W25194H11.
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PAST and present members of 2nd Durrington Sea Scouts celebrated the group’s 50th birthday on Saturday.

The Scout hut in Pond Lane held two parties – one for youngsters who currently attend Scouts and an evening celebration for former members.

Claire Ridley, assistant cub Scout leader and member of the organising committee, said: “It was a really fantastic, memorable day, everyone was in high spirits.

“In the daytime we asked every member of 2nd Durrington Sea Scouts to get together for a commemorative photograph, and then the mayor watered an oak tree we had planted in the grounds of the Scout hut.”

Each Scout was given a 50th anniversary badge to wear on their uniform for the next year.

In the evening, former Scouts were invited back to the scout hut for a party.

Claire added: “We had a great turn-out with everyone bringing pictures of when they were Scouts, and reminiscing about the activities they got up to and the camps they went on.”

In the run-up to the celebration day, the group heard from the very first Cub who joined and the people who built the Scout headquarters in 1961, when the group was formed.