The Lord-Lieutenant was honoured to have been appointed President of Hertfordshire Scouts at the AGM today. He remarked, nearly 20,000 young people in Hertfordshire are active in this amazing organisation that he himself enjoyed many years ago.
Scouting in Hertfordshire began formally in 1908, with 16 Districts, after Percy Everett met with Lord Baden-Powell at a dinner party and was encouraged to form a Scouting structure in the County. Hertfordshire now covers 18 Districts, split into over 180 Groups.
With a big emphasis on adventure and outdoors in Scouting, Hertfordshire offers five Activity Centres for all camping and adventure needs. As well as camping and indoor accommodations, the centres activities include abseiling, air rifle shooting, archery, backwoods cooking experiences, bungee trampoline, canoeing, climbing, crazy golf, hill-walking, high ropes, kayaking, orienteering, pioneering and zip wiring amongst others!