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75th Birthday Party & Family Picnic

Date: 8th Sep 2018 Author: Chris Blockley

It was a busy build up to the summer break for 1st Farnsfield Scout Group as it marked the 75th anniversary of the group being in existence. On Saturday 14th July 1943 1st Farnsfield began. With a growth in local population the existing joint group with Bilsthorpe split to form its own group. 75 years later on young people and adults at the group thought it fitting to celebrate that same day with a 75th birthday party and family picnic on the local old school playing field.

Armed with picnics, over 90 people attended for a fun packed day full of activities and awards. The day started at 12 with a short presentation of awards and review of the year, new members were invested into the group and current members were thanked for their support. Afterwards a range of activities were available, including some small stalls and tombola’s raising money for the group’s flag fund. Young people and adults had a chance to whip along a 100 foot inflatable assault course, take aim with archery, practise their tennis skills and also learn some circus skills. The day culminated in a giant 75th birthday cake for all!

If you think you could help make the next 75 years great then visit to see what role might suit you or just get in contact with Chris on 07779324341 for a chat.

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