Hackney celebrates 100 years of Scouting with camp fire sing song

One hundred not out!

Scouts in Hackney are celebrating their centenary year with a camp fire singsong inside a church.

The 14th Hackney St John at Hackney Scout group will hold the event at the church on The Narrow Way tomorrow ( Saturday May 14) with 100 Scouts giving voice to traditional camp fire songs which they more usually perform beside their tents on a camping holiday.

They will also lead a procession on Sunday from their home at The Den, off the Narrow Way, to St John at Hackney for a 1pm service before planting a field maple outside to mark their hundredth birthday.

Group Scout Leader Jim Phillips said the troop was one of the first in the country as it was formed just four years after the Scout movement began in the UK.

“It just blossomed from there.”