Scouting days are now on the record forever

Scout Heritage celebration at Bradley Wood, Brighouse.'From the top, William Kitchen, 14, Jamie Jessop, 11, Alex Jessop, 12, and Henry Kitchen, 11
Scout Heritage celebration at Bradley Wood, Brighouse.'From the top, William Kitchen, 14, Jamie Jessop, 11, Alex Jessop, 12, and Henry Kitchen, 11
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SCOUTS young and old got together to reminisce at the launch of their archive and heritage department.

West Yorkshire Scouts marked the opening of the heritage service with a day of events at Bradley Wood, Brighouse, which will house the artefacts.

Scout Heritage celebration at Bradley Wood, Brighouse.'Charlotte Dawson, 10, shares a bread twist with grandma Janet Parsons

Scout Heritage celebration at Bradley Wood, Brighouse.'Charlotte Dawson, 10, shares a bread twist with grandma Janet Parsons

Exhibits were laid out in each of the rooms for visitors to view.

Manager of the project Neil Leatherland said: “We’ve brought together Scouting history from its inception in 1907 to the present day and we will keep adding to it.”

Their star exhibit is a pub table, one of only 15 remaining in the world.

The tables were commissioned to mark the Boer War heroics in Mafeking, Africa, of Lord Baden Powell, who went on to found the Scout movement.

Scout Heritage celebration at Bradley Wood, Brighouse.'Caroline Harvey, 14, with a Rolls Royce which belonged to Robert Baden Powell, founder of the scouting movement

Scout Heritage celebration at Bradley Wood, Brighouse.'Caroline Harvey, 14, with a Rolls Royce which belonged to Robert Baden Powell, founder of the scouting movement

Also at Bradley Wood was Lord Baden Powell’s Rolls Royce, the “Jam Roll”. The stunning car was presented to him as a wedding present by Scouts.

Mr Leatherland said the exhibits would now be available for people to access and they would continue to accept artefacts.

“We’ve had everything from badges, uniforms, pictures, photographs – everything,” he said.

Spen Valley Scouts and Guides’ band provided the music.

For more details on the project, call Mr Leatherland 0114 246 0244.