Basford Scouts, camping in Hanchurch Woods

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Date:1910 - 1925 (c.)

Description:Robert Baden-Powell set up the scouting movement in 1908 after a successful camp teaching boys important skills, and releasing a book called ‘Scouting for Boys’. By the end of 1908, there were 60,000 scouts.

All the boys posing in this image are engaged in different Scout activities such as playing a bugle, making a fire, peeling potatoes and having a wash from a bucket!

The photographer, Fred Everitt lived in Clayton, Newcastle-under-Lyme. We think he may have been one of the Scout leaders.

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Creators: Mr Frederick Everitt - Creator

Donor ref:Nm.2019.107.124 (22/42916)

Source: Brampton Museum and Art Gallery, Newcastle under Lyme

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