£1,800 donation for campfire singsongs

A Scarborough scout group will celebrate its 70th anniversary in style, thanks to a £1,800 donation from the Ourco charity shop.

The 42nd Scarborough (St Mark’s) scout group is based in a wooden hut which is as old as it is, at the side of St Mark’s Church in Newby.

About 40 of the group’s 50 leaders, scouts, beavers and cubs are planning to attend a 70th anniversary camp at Birch Hall near Langdale End from 4-9 September.

Their uniforms will be adorned with an anniversary badge designed by Isaac Robinson.

Former members are being invited to join the celebration on the Wednesday evening, from 7pm, says group scout leader Nick Jones. “We will be singing round the campfires”, Nick adds.

Ourco volunteers Andrew and Sally Baron visited the scout hut to formally present the group with a bumper cheque. They are pictured in the middle at the back, with Nick.

The group was launched on 5 July 1949.

Ourco is based in Northway, near the Stephen Joseph theatre. Donations of clothes, etc, are welcome.