Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Article in the Gazette and Herald

Come and explore scout exhibition at Beck Isle Museum in Pickering - Wednesday 22nd February 2012

A NEW season has been launched at Beck Isle Museum in Pickering with a special exhibition on the history of scouting.
The display has been put together by Richard Bowman, a member of the 1st Vale of Pickering Scout Group.
Richard, who is also a volunteer at Beck Isle and an apprentice at Ryedale Folk Museum, has been involved with the scouts all his life and started collecting items from various events and jamborees as a child.
The 17-year-old became increasingly interested in memorabilia after doing some research on his Scout group.
“I actually found out that the group was founded in 1910 and the Cub pack was founded in 1914 which makes us one of the first Cub packs,” he said.
“Since then I have had a number of displays in different places. During 2010 I was one of the main organiser of centenary celebrations for the group, I organised a Scout Show, A Back to Basics Camp and I wrote a book on the History of The Group as well as many other things.”
Richard said his collection now includes a full set of 1929 World Jamboree newspapers and more than 50 badges many dating back almost 100 years.
“It’s great that the two voluntary and charitable organisations can work together to produce a great display,” he said.

“I believe that we need to keep the history of the Scout movement alive as we don’t want to forget how it all began.”
Richard Bowman - Exhibition Organiser

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