Girlguiding Cornwall has recorded 70 years of camping fun with their Lottery funded publication on the history of their County camp site. A special celebration evening was held at Truro Methodist Church on March 8th to mark this production.
Girlguiding Cornwall received money from the Young Roots Heritage Lottery Fund to record the history of their County site near Truro, from 1939 to 2010. Guides from the Falmouth area have collected precious memories and recorded them forever in a Commemorative Book and on an audio archive CD. Lady Baden Powell visited the site in 1961 and many members can still recall that exciting day.
The campsite has developed a great deal since Miss Sally Butler first had the inspiration to find a permanent camp site for the County. In the early days Condo the Donkey kept the grass in good order and the only water came from a local reservoir.
Jane Hooper from Hooper Graphics guided them through the complex process of getting a book published and during the last week in February they met at St Austell Printing Company to see the sheets roll off the printing press.
The book and CD will be distributed throughout the County to enable Guiding members to understand the heritage and development of their own camping ground.