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posted 27th May 2007 

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500 scouts from all over Maidenhead and District along with 300 adults and day visits from Cubs, Guides, Beavers, Rainbows and Brownies meant that 1000 people enjoyed the very special 100 year celebration of scouting by the river Thames on the moor in Cookham over the bank holiday weekend. Each group's flags and banners were proudly displayed


Entertainment on Saturday evening was provided by a live band who practiced during the afternoon to ensure they'd be a huge hit. There was also a beacon which was set alight.




As it was a Jamboree weekend of fun - the scouts were not expected to cook ....only to eat! 


Fresh fruit in abundance and treats in the form of Mars bars went down well.




The caterers say that if you can cook for 4 you can cook for a thousand, it's only a matter of multiplication.





Faciltiies for the scouts to use CB radio, shortwave radio and the internet to contact the hundreds of thousands of scouts all over the UK camping out and  celebrating the Centenary this weekend.


Plenty of loos to use as well! 





A sensible way to keep the necessary Wellington books dry and handy for the campers and our own Cookham fire brigade were there.




Endless games and archery were set up days beforehand from tireless volunteers.  It kept the children well entertained.  The younger cubs and guides made small pictures to put on the totem pole.





Hard working adult volunteer helpers ensured the weekend was well planned and thought out.  Many have been involved in the world of scouting for over 20 years




A hive of activity. A weekend of exhilarating outdoor fun enjoying the elements, rain, wind and sunshine and the great adventure of it all.  One could actually smell the great outdoors!




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