Crowborough Scouts and the quest for treasure


In 1913 Arthur Conan Doyle set a Treasure Hunt for the 1st Crowborough Scout Troop starting at his home Windlesham Manor in Hurtis Hill.

It seemed fitting that over 100 years later, the Scouts should attempt the current Mystery Trail based on Sir Arthur’s creation Sherlock Holmes.  The Mystery Trail was devised by the Crowborough Community Church as part of the month-long Crowborough Community Festival.

On Thursday and Friday Evenings of last week, 1st Crowborough Scouts took on the challenge of finding the clues and solving the latest mystery, some of the scouts even dressed-up as the Great detective himself for the occassion.

The Kestrel Patrol from King Troop (pictured) completed the trail in the quickest time.

The trail is great fun and is open to everyone to take part during the festival month of May and begins by the Crowborough Community Centre.  See the Festival website for full details  When you have finished send your completed Clue Sheets to Crowborough Community Church to be entered into a prize draw (unfortunately the winners don’t get a bag of gold sovereigns this time).

See the Kent Live website to read about the 1913 Treasure Hunt set by Conan Doyle for the Crowborough Scouts.




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