Our History – 1920’s

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Skipper Leigh - Founder Skipper Leigh, Founder of 5th Dartford. Active 1916-1933, President 1963-1967.
1920's Weekend Camp - Location Unknown A weekend camp in the early 1920’s
1922 - Battle, East Sussex 1922 – Battle, East Sussex
1923 - Battle, East Sussex 1923 – Battle, East Sussex
1923 - Battle, East Sussex 1923 – Battle, East Sussex
1926 - Battle, East Sussex 1926 – Battle, East Sussex
1926 - Battle, East Sussex 1926 – Battle, East Sussex
1927 - Isle of Wight 1927 – Isle of Wight
1927 - Isle of Wight 1927 – Isle of Wight
1927 - Isle of Wight 1927 – Isle of Wight
1927 - Isle of Wight 1927 – Isle of Wight
1927 - Isle of Wight 1927 – Isle of Wight
1928 - Guernsey 1928 – Guernsey
1928 - Guernsey 1928 – Guernsey
1928 - Guernsey 1928 – Guernsey
1928 - Guernsey 1928 – Guernsey
1928 - Guernsey 1928 – Guernsey
1928 - Guernsey 1928 – Guernsey
1929 - May - Whitsun Camp, Sutton, Surrey 1929 – May – Whitsun Camp, Sutton, Surrey.
1929 - Cubert, Cornwall 1929 – Cubert, Cornwall
1929 - Cubert, Cornwall 1929 – Cubert, Cornwall
1929 - 6/7 July - County Marathon, Aylesford 1929 – 6/7 July – County Marathon, Aylesford. 6th Dartford Team
1929 - 6/7 July - County Marathon, Aylesford 1929 – 6/7 July – County Marathon, Aylesford. Geoff Palmer, Norman Lockyer & Derek Preston.
1929 - 6/7 July - County Marathon, Aylesford 1929 – 6/7 July – County Marathon, Aylesford.
1929 - 6/7 July - County Marathon, Aylesford 1929 – 6/7 July – County Marathon, Aylesford.
1929 - 6/7 July - County Marathon, Aylesford 1929 – 6/7 July – County Marathon, Aylesford.

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2018-03-30 – Easter Camp 18

With the advance forecast looking somewhat inclement, it was decided that we would switch from our usual pitch at Thriftwood to ‘The Village’, comprising of a large permanent marquee with refrigeration, gas range, lighting and running water, together with 5 x 6 person bunk sheds and 1 x 4 person, the extra cost was well within contingency and given that it included all the gas we needed and saved us the fuel to transport all the tentage, tables, benches etc., was money well spent.  The bunk rooms accommodated the Scouts, leaders and for the first time, 4 selected cubs from the Phillips Pack.  The Explorers braved the elements in their tents, but with the experience they have gained from years of camping, they were snug as a bug.

Activities included a pioneering project, raft building (and piloting) and fishing on the well stocked lake.  All the young people, Cubs included, cooked a Friday evening meal of sausages, mash and beans, Saturday morning, again cooked by the YP was an ‘English Breakfast’, lunch was prepared centrally between activities and in the evening everyone cooked Paella, with homemade garlic bread done in the ovens. Everyone ate their fill and the meal was a great success.

With a pirate theme for the camp, there were frequent shouts of ‘Arrrggghhh’ at roll call etc.

Alas not too many photo’s taken, but a few to get the flavor of the camp. However, everyone had a good camp, made even better with a swift strike and very little wet kit to unload and hang out back at base.

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