By Chris Kennedy
Sixty years of the 20th Southgate Scouts group was celebrated at a special anniversary party last month.
Originally founded as the 198th North London in 1959, the group provides a wide range of activities for young people aged from six to 14 years from its base in Cannon Road, Southgate.
Beavers, cubs and scouts all attended the party together with group leaders past and present, plus special guests including Steve Smith, the district commissioner for scouting in Southgate, and Joe Law, whose father Philip was a founder member and the first scout leader of the group. Mayor of Enfield Kate Anolue was another very welcome guest and she commented on the uplifting and positive energy from all who attended.
During their diamond jubilee year, the scouts have been enjoying a wide range of special activities including burying a time capsule, linking up with a group in Massachusetts who are also celebrating 60 years of formation, and having a sleepover at Legoland Windsor amusement park. Best of all – the scouts have been given Blue Peter badges!
An exclusive commemorative badge was also produced to commemorate the anniversary and was presented to the mayor and to the other special guests at the party, which finished with a rendition of Happy Birthday and the cutting of an amazing three-tiered cake dressed in scouts uniform!
Here’s to the next 60 years.