Burnham Scouts & Guides



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Above, an excellent attainment record from Fred Wynn.

Below is Brian Marchent’s Artist proficiency Badge Certificate  from 1955.

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ABOVE: Winners of the Somerset County Cup 1952 / 1954 ?   L-R: David Brown (son of J Brown, County President); Pat Wynn (of Wynn Builders, Victoria St.); unknown; Ralph Hyde; George Brown; unknown; ? Mitchell.

The next two photos show the Burnham Scout Troop and Hut  but dates are not known.

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The Scout HQ pictured here was purpose built as a lifeboat house for the Cheltenham lifeboat in 1874, but ceased to be used as such in 1930. It was purchased br Mr Venn and given to the Scout troop in 1937 to celebrate Gerorge V’s Jubilee and the 21st anniversary of the Troop.

The next two photos below are from a Scout and Guide event held off the Berrow Rd in the 1940’s. Thanks to Brian Marchent for the images.


Above: Cub Scouts Egg & Spoon Race, Highbridge 1947. Photo courtesy of Richard Stroud (5th from left). Can anyone identify any of the others?

1950’s. Courtesy of Brian Marchent.
Parade on the Esplanade, 1950’s. Courtesy of Brian Marchent


The ‘ Boy Scouts Association’ changed its name to the ‘Scout Association’ in 1967 as part of a programme of modernisation.

BELOW: Burnham & Berrow Cubs Parade 1982 at junction of Victoria St. and Regent St.

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Guides & Salvation Army group photo – date unknown:


One thought on “Burnham Scouts & Guides”

  1. Diane Westcott appears to be with the bunch of girls in the back row, the second one from the left. Her birth was registered in January 1937, so she could have been born late December 1936 or the January. I would put her in her late teens / early twenties in this photo making it circa mid to late 1950’s?

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