Living History Camps & Events

Established in 2006, this part of the project attempts to give Guides, Senior Section and Guiders a taste of camping "old style" and is not for the fair-weather only camper!  The first camp was held in 2007 and lasted for ten (yup, you read that right; TEN!) days.  A monsoon was arranged in error for those ten days in August, but it gave us all a chance to really learn what it meant to "smile and be cheerful under all circumstances."  Since then we haven't looked back!

Since that first Guide camp, the company has grown to include 1940's Land Rangers as well as Guides and now we have also portrayed the Girl Guides of 1914 as part of the remberence of the events of the 1st World War.

Here's where we've been & what we've been up to recently:

2016

10yr anniversary camp and reunion campfire - already in the planning!

2015

August - 1st Norfolk Land Ranger Patrol Camp (The first camp led by Land Rangers themselves) at Gressenhall Museum, Norfolk.

September - 1st Norfolk 1940's Land Ranger Company camp at "Poppyline" North Norfolk Railway 1940's event.

2014

March - 1st Norfolk 1914 Guide Company, Training weekend, Norfolk.

August - 1st Norfolk 1914 Guide Company camp at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, Norfolk.

September - 1st Norfolk 1940's Land Ranger Company camp at "Poppyline" North Norfolk Railway 1940's event.

2013

August - 1st Norfolk 1940's Guide Company camp at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, Norfolk.

September - 1st Norfolk 1940's Land Ranger Company camp at "Poppyline" North Norfolk Railway 1940's event.

2012

August - 1st Norfolk 1940's Guide Company Day camp at Gressenhall, Norfolk.

2011

August - 1st Norfolk 1940's Guide Company camp at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, Norfolk. 

September - 1st Norfolk 1940's Land Ranger's at Poppyline, Sheringham

2010

January - Company reunion at Eaton Vale Activity Centre

May - Banham 1940's BP weekend

August - 1st Norfolk 1940's Guide Company Parade at NorJam, Royal Norfolk Showground.

August - 1st Norfolk 1940's Guide Company Day camp at Gressenhall.

October - 1st Norfolk 1940's Land Ranger Company camp at Mannington Hall, Norfolk.

2009

May - Banham 1940's BP weekend

August - 1st Norfolk 1940's Guide Company Camp at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, Norfolk.

October - 1st Norfolk 1940's  Land Ranger Company Camp at Mannington Hall, Norfolk.

2008

February - County Senior Section 1940's Tea Dance

April - Camp selection and training weekend, Gressenhall Museum.

May - Banham 1940's BP weekend

August - 1st Norfolk 1940's Guide Company Camp, Gressenhall Museum.

2007

?when - Camp selection and training weekend

May - Guider Leadership team attent the "History Day" event at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Museum (now just referred to as Gressenhall for short).

May - Banham 1940's BP weekend

August - 1st Norfolk 1940's Guide Company Camp (10 days) at Gressenhall Museum, Norfolk.

October - Company reunion weekend at Hautbois House

2006

August - 1st Norfolk 1940's Guide Company Established.

December - Research trip to London.