A dinner will take place in Banchory in May which will bring together those connected with the local Scout Group over the years.
The 1st Banchory Group has been a part of village life for well over 100 years and currently enjoys a record number of scouts – boys and girls -participating in a range of scouting craft, camping expeditions and community-based service activities.
In 2016, the Group will travel to Canada. A group first visited back in 1980 and it has been the location of several successful trips over the years.
Anyone connected with the 1st Banchory Group past or present is welcome to attend the reunion on Saturday, May 23, and share their memories of Scouting in Banchory and the various expeditions and camps that have taken place over many decades.
The actual beginnings of Scouting in Banchory are obscure, but the group holds written evidence from Baden-Powell, author of Scouting for Boys, himself who -upon a visit to Banchory - invited the boys of Tiger Patrol to join him at local theatricals.
He hoped his visit: “ may give them a little standing in the eyes of the other boys and so induce more to follow their good example in becoming Scouts.”
Retaining the same format from previous reunion dinners, the event will be held in the function room at the Burnett Arms Hotel and guest speaker for the evening will be Karl Revel, former headteacher of Banchory Primary School and now ghillie of the Invery and Upper Crathes Beat on the River Dee.
To buy/reserve dinner tickets contact Michael Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org or find the Friends of Banchory Scouting on Facebook.