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Last Updated: Wednesday, 1 August 2007, 15:54 GMT 16:54 UK
Scouts celebrate at stones circle
The Cuckhamsley Scout Group
Scouts, Cubs and Beavers gathered at Ardington Stones Circle at sunrise
Dozens of scouts have gathered at an ancient stone circle in Oxfordshire to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the movement's founding.

The Cuckhamsley Scout Group renewed their promises in a ceremony at Ardington Stone Circle near Wantage.

Past and present Scouts, Cubs and Beavers gathered at the stones at sunrise and the Reverend Rita Ball conducted the service.

The Wantage Silver Band provided the music and breakfast was later served.

The centenary was being marked across the world on Wednesday, with 28 million people coming together to renew their promises at 0800 local time.

The Scout movement started in 1907 when the first camp for 20 boys was held by Robert Baden-Powell in Dorset.

To mark the centenary some 300 scouts from 160 countries have also set up camp at the same site on Brownsea Island, in Poole Harbour.




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