Thursday, 16 February 2012

News Paper article (Gazette and Herald) on the Beck Isle Display

Scouts memorabilia goes on show at Beck Isle Museum, Pickering,

A NEW season has been launched at Beck Isle Museum in Pickering, with a new 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, 17, 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 collects items from various events and jamborees.
He 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 use of one of the first Cub packs,” he said.
“Since then I have had a number of displays in different places.
“I organised a Scout Show and a Back To Basics camp and I wrote a book on the history of the group.”
Richard said his collection now included a full set of 1929 World Jamboree newspapers and more than 50 badges, many dating back almost 100 years.

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