If you would like to participate in this experience, please contact:
John Goody 423025
or Tony Dingley 422327.
COMING FROM BEYOND
THE SEVERN BRIDGE
TO CAMP ON ST, MARY'S
MOUNT TODDEN FARM
|It was on Saturday, the 19th of July this year, that a group
of exhausted girl-guides eagerly waited for the first ration of Scillonian
fish and chips. They had just finished the work of erecting a camp
of altogether seven tents under some pinetrees at the edge of a field close
to Mr. Arthur Swift's Mount Todden Farm. The Ordnance map of the Isles
of Scilly reveals that the site once must have been of military importance,
being recorded as "Mount Todden Battery". For the tenth ensuing year
however, the place had to go through a peaceful though very lively occupation.
To the lst Shirenewton Girl-Guides it has become the synonym for fun, for
grilling and feasting, adventure, swimming, boating and songs around the
This year there were seventeen guides - under fifteen years of age - and besides two "rangers", three "YL's", a Unit Helper, a QM, a Scouter and three Guiders - a happy crew, trying to give the guides a bit of guiding, should they allow this to happen. On the following pages we are printing some pictures and some of the enthusiastic impressions the girls wrote down for their camp-report.[Only in the print edition I'm afraid] Their common quintessence: let's do the Mount Todden again!
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