Peace, tolerance and harmony for scouts

PUBLISHED: 11:17 09 August 2007 | UPDATED: 12:43 04 May 2010

Ely Scouts in the fancy dress hurdles race at Jubilee Gardens. Photos: SUPPLIED

Ely Scouts in the fancy dress hurdles race at Jubilee Gardens. Photos: SUPPLIED

YOUNGSTERS across the district joined 28 million Scouts in a worldwide display of peace, tolerance and harmony to celebrate 100 years since Scouting started. Last Wednesday was officially marked as the centenary and the starting point of a new dawn for Sc

YOUNGSTERS across the district joined 28 million Scouts in a worldwide display of peace, tolerance and harmony to celebrate 100 years since Scouting started.

Last Wednesday was officially marked as the centenary and the starting point of a new dawn for Scouting.

About 400,000 Scouts in the UK participated in hundreds of similar events to mark Scouting's Sunrise.

Brownsea Island was the global focal point for the celebrations when at 8am Scouts from more than 160 countries united at a Sunrise Ceremony.

At Ely's Jubilee Gardens, Scouts from around the district took part in a fancy dress hurdles race.

Ely Explorer Scout Nancy Allen, from Witchford, joined 40,000 Scouts for the World Scout Jamboree at Hylands Park, Essex.

She said: "If all the young people represented at Jamboree can deliver the Scout promise when they get back home, we really can help build a more peaceful world."

David Briston, from Ely Scouts, said: "If Baden Powell knew just how successful the movement he founded all those years ago had become in being a promoter of global peace, he would be delighted. Only Scouting can bring together so many young people from different backgrounds and I'm looking forward to our next 100 years."

Anyone interested in becoming a Scout or a volunteer should contact Chris Ward on 07803 023862 or e-mailing join@cambridgeshire.scouts.co.uk

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