Scouts plant tree for century

PUBLISHED: 13:44 09 January 2008 | UPDATED: 21:15 26 October 2009

Hertsmere mayor Martin Saunders and his wife Jane 
help with the planting

Hertsmere mayor Martin Saunders and his wife Jane help with the planting

TO mark the centenary of scouting an oak tree has been planted in Oakmere Park. But this was by no means a one-off celebration in Potters Bar - because in 1957 a tree was planted at the same venue to celebrate the movement s 50th anniversary. Young and ol

TO mark the centenary of scouting an oak tree has been planted in Oakmere Park.

But this was by no means a one-off celebration in Potters Bar - because in 1957 a tree was planted at the same venue to celebrate the movement's 50th anniversary.

Young and old attended the latest event as well as Mark Aston, who was at the 50-year commemoration, and Hertsmere borough mayor Martin Saunders.

Charles Dace, district commissioner of Potters Bar and District Scouts, said: "It was such a cold day and it was pouring down with rain yet everyone still managed to get involved with planting the tree.

"There was a good turnout too, with around 25 to 30 people braving the weather."

Charles, 48, who is in his final term of an archives and records management postgraduate diploma at UCL, has been the district commissioner for 18 months.

He added: "The scouts of Potters Bar would like to thank the mayor, councillors and parks manager, Aaron Niblett, for the support they have given to scouts in the district over the past 12 months.

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