Furze Platt Scouts at 100 – 28 September 2011


SMILING FACES_Furze Platt Cubs, with their centenary badges on their jumpers.

In 2007, Scouting celebrated its hundredth birthday, and my Scout Group (Furze Platt, Maidenhead) celebrated thirty years of its Scout headquarters on Cookham Road. Tonight, at St Peter’s (a church with which Furze Platt Scouts is affiliated), a service was held to celebrate a hundred years of the group itself. There, uniformed Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, and leaders past and present, sang hymns and listened to tributes from former members (including Seth Munn and Ray Tucker). Sadly, Marion Edkins (the Group President, and one of the main organisers of the service) was unable to attend due to poor health, but others had travelled from far and wide to join us on the evening.

Below are a selection of photographs taken. You can find even more here. Here’s to the next hundred years of Furze Platt Scout Group, eh?!

WELCOME_Josh Parkman on the gates.

MEMORY LANE_Leaders Lyn Rackley, Ray Tucker, and my father Richard Burdett, look at photographs from the Scout Group's history.

CHECK IT OUT_Cubs look at pictures from before their time.

DOING THEIR DUTY_Three Scouts carried the flags up at the start of the service.

STORIES TUCKED AWAY_Ray Tucker recounts his time at Furze Platt.

IT ALL COMES BACK TO ME_Ann Burdett and Dorothy Padfield look through photo albums of their children's time in Scouting.

THE MUMS AND DADS_FPSG members' parents and former members talk over coffee.

YOUNG AND OLD_Seth Munn talks to an older person about his experiences with the group.

Click here to see more photographs from the service.

Andrew Burdett

Andrew Burdett is a twenty-something from Maidenhead in Berkshire, working for ITV News.