100 Years of Scouting in Rye

The man on the white horse parading at the front of his troop of soldiers is Captain Cory. The Captain, a hero of the Boar War was a great friend of Lord Baden Powell who started the scouting movement. In 1907 he held an experimental camp on Brownsea Island, Poole and Dorset, to try out his ideas. Continue reading 100 Years of Scouting in Rye

Captain Cory’s Own

A scouter recalls the early years of the Boy Scout Movement and of the man and woman who founded the first Troop in the District

All organisations derive great benefit and incentive when they have a figurehead to look to or to look back upon. Continue reading Captain Cory’s Own

Scouting in Rye

The 1st Rye Troop of Scouts ‘Captain Cory’s Own’ proudly held the official opening of their new Headquarters recently. Over 200 people, including the Mayor and Mayoress of Rye, Alderman and Mrs. W. J. Hacking, were present as Father Richard, the Group Scoutmaster, handed the key to County Commissioner, Continue reading Scouting in Rye