Title ID 9920Collection ID994
Title[Scouting Training Courses]
Date1947 - 1948
CollectionCyril Hayworth pt2
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeRural Life
KeywordsMen Rural Areas Scouting Urban Areas Villages
LocalHaywards Heath
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionCyril Hayworth
CameraCyril Hayworth
Format16mm Black & White Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This edited Scouting based film shows a series of training courses for adult Scout leaders in Haywards Heath. The group way-find by orienteering through rural and urban parts of Haywards Heath, gathering at their Scout hut and camp between sessions.


Scout leaders undertake an orienteering course through the streets of Haywards Heath. The group stop off at several landmarks including The James Bradford Almshouse on Butler's Green Road, the Sergison Arms public House, War Memorial and walk through a woodland (The Park ?), as the camera follows the group through the town.

The next section opens with views of the Rover Scout group on a Scout camp (Ashenground site?) sitting around the camp fire area. Various shots show the Rover Scouts and leaders together. The full troop are later shown gathered at a camp site to listen to a camp leader address them as a group.

A second group of River Scouts and Scout leaders go on a way-finding/ orienteering activity, walking up a busy main street (in Haywards Heath ?), followed by several Scout leaders coming out of a wooden Scout hut carrying long sticks and maps on a third (?) orienteering mission around Haywards Heath. The group pass through the main town and the park. The film ends with members of the group scraping mud off their boots on long grass, as they exit a woodland to rejoin the main road.