Cromer Sea Scouts calendar to mark centenary

From canoeing to award presentations - Cromer Sea Scouts are marking the start of their centenary celebrations with a raid on their pictorial archives.

A special calendar has been produced to launch the 100th birthday of the group which takes place next year with pictures from the past to help jog a few memories.

One of the earliest pictures in the calendar is from 1928 and shows the 1st Cromer Scout Troop and Wolf Cub Pack. Others show Scouts, Cubs and Beavers taking part in canoeing and other river activities, with more recent photographs of Cubs and Beavers enjoying produce from their allotment at Felbrigg Hall.

Several former members have already come forward after recognising themselves in the calendar roll call and are keen to join in activities during the coming months.

Diane Skipper, current Group Scout Leader, said: 'We have quite a lot of archive pictures, several boxes full which we have acquired over the years, but we do not know who most of the Scouts are and it would be wonderful to use the centenary year to remedy that.'

Speaking about how Scouting has changed over the years she added: 'Scouting is now thoroughly modernised, Scouts can earn badges in anything from IT to skating and the can travel the world, there are some great opportunities.'

The calendar is on sale to raise funds for centenary events.

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It costs �5, with an extra �2 for postage and packing, with 50p from each copy sold going to the RNLI Henry Blogg Museum in Cromer.

Copies can be obtained from The Cottage, Louden Road, Cromer and by post from Diane Skipper at 25 St Mary's Road, Cromer, NR27 9DJ. Mrs Skipper is also the point of contact for anyone who recognises any of the faces in the pictures.