Scout group puts on 1914 camp display

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Beavers, scouts and cubs pitched up a First World War camp as part of the centenary commemorations at Nostell Priory.

The members of 1st Ackworth Scout Group put on a display of what it would have been like to camp in 1914.

The boys displayed period-style tents, latrines, ablution (washing) areas and altar fires for cooking on.

Visitors were able to take part in practical activities, including kit inspections, semaphore signalling, pioneering, first aid and pushing a trek cart.

The exhibition included talks about the role scouts played in the war and memorabilia.

There was a display about the role modern scouts play today and the boys spoke to people about scouting and were on hand to answer any questions about the 1914 camps.

The event was organised by the 1st Ackworth Scout Group in partnership with Nostell Priory and Pontefract and Castleford District Scout Active Support.

The scout group meets at Ackworth Howard C of E School, Station Road, every Tuesday.

The beavers meet from 5.15pm to 6.15pm, the cubs from 6.30pm to 8pm and the scouts from 6.45pm to 8.15pm in the community hut.

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