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Jubilee Tree Planting

by Fran Flaxton – 6th June 2022
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Haddenham Scouting and Guiding Jubilee Tree Planting and Celebration

Over 100 members of Haddenham Scouting and Guiding gathered at Banks Park on Sunday 5th June to plant a tree to commemorate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

The Silver Birch tree was planted by Mrs Joan Linger, who represented Haddenham Scouting and Francesca Flaxton, who represented Haddenham Guiding, with 75 years of voluntary experience between them.

All those present were invited to renew their Scouting or Guiding Promise before singing the National Anthem.

Scouting and Girlguiding are very important to the Royal family. The Duke of Kent has been President of Scouts UK for over four decades and, in 2020, the Duchess of Cambridge became the Joint President. In 1937, 11-year old Elizabeth was registered as a Guide and her younger sister, Margaret, was registered as a Brownie in the newly created 1st Buckingham Palace Guide Company. In 1952, when Elizabeth II became Queen, she also became Patron of Girlguiding.

After the Tree Planting ceremony, the Haddenham Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, their Leaders and some Honorary guests representing former Leaders all enjoyed a Jubilee Celebration which included Jubilee Jazzercise, a Street Party and Jubilee Cake, made by Hannah Austin.

Each child was given a commemorative badge to wear on their uniforms. The whole event was coordinated and organised by Scout Leader Richard Lay with support from Leaders from each unit.

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