1st Lightwater Scouts is very proud to look after and pass on ashes from over 350 campfires, going back to 1933!

Ashes  taken  from a campfire are sprinkled  into the flames of the next campfire. The next day when the ashes are cold, they are stirred and taken along to mix with the next campfire.   If more than one  Scout  brings ashes  to  the same campfire the lists are polled,  with all the dates and places recorded and passed on.  It is traditional that only  those present at the  ceremony carry away ashes from that  campfire.

It  is  our  wish  that  this  tradition continues and we spread the World  Fellowship  of Scouting.

Come and join our Campfire!

“We carry our friendship with us in these ashes from other campfires with other comrades  in other  lands.  May the joining of the  fires with  the  leaping  flames  symbolize once  more  the  unbroken  chain  that  binds  Scouts and Guides  around  the  world.  With  greetings  from  Scouts  everywhere,  these  ashes  have  been  carried  by Scouts around the world.”

The ashes we share have come from campfires in:

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Brazil

Canada

Columbia

Czech Republic

Denmark

Egypt

England

France

Germany

Guam

Guatemala

Holland

Honduras

Hungary

Iceland

Guatemala

Holland

Honduras

Hungry

Iceland

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Kenya

Liechtenstein

Luxembourg

Mexico

Morocco

New Zealand

Sweden

Switzerland

Taiwan

Thailand

Trinidad

Tunisia

Norway

Japan

Jordon

Panama

Philippines

Tunisia

Korea

Poland

Turkey

Puerto Rico

America

Scotland

Vietnam

2014        England           Isle of Wight, Shalfleet, 1st Lightwater Scouts & Explorers

2016        England          Buddens, Dorset, 1st Lightwater Scouts & Explorers

2017        England           St Ouen Jersey, 1st Lightwater Scouts & Explorers