Scout and Guides - Hill 152
Hill 152 was actually a sawmill located up in the North East of the island and we had permission to use the area at weekends for Scout and Guide days out. The name 152 I believe camp from an old Army map of the area, which at that time was very rural and undeveloped. Activities were quite varied including rock climbing and learning to cook over an open fire! Thank god 'elf n' safety wasn't too active in those days as it was all activities were very well run and we had no serious accidents. Those people who gave up their time to run these things should be be saluted, people like, Steve Artinsall, his wife, Don Kember, his wife, Louise and Mal Manning, Margaret Mears and of course my parents to name but a few.
Nov 17, 2009