Title ID 9958Collection ID994
Title[HH Cub Camp; Opening of Guides at Burgess Hill]
Date1957; October 1957
CollectionCyril Hayworth pt2
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionAlbum/Journal
ThemeRural Life
KeywordsChildren Girl Guides Parades Rural Areas Scouting Sport Youth Organizations
LocalWest Penshurst Burgess Hill
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionCyril Hayworth
CameraCyril Hayworth
Format16mm Colour Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This edited film shows the Haywards Heath Rover Scouts at various camping activities. This includes: making ready for a camp; playing a game of rounders; at a camp near Penshurst [?]; and Lady Burnham opening the new Brownie and Guide Hut in Burgess Hill in October 1957.


This edited compilation shows the Haywards Heath Rover Scouts car 'Arabella', parked on a residential street with portraits shots of several Girl Guides and Rover Scouts standing with their families; several Rover Scout boys are seen polishing the car and a bearded Scout leader takes photographs.

The next section shows a mixed group of 1st Haywards Heath Cubs playing Stoolball in a field. A man is seen heating water in a copper pan, followed by a group eating sandwiches in a field. A compilation of individual shots follow that include a fish pond and shots in a domestic garden, showing flowers in full bloom.

The next sequence joins the 1st Haywards Heath Scouts at a camp near Penshurst [?], scenes show camp life with a scout-built clay oven and field kitchen; rural views show the Sussex Countryside and the Scout camp area on the site.

The final section shows the opening of the Brownie and Guide Hall on Station Road, Burgess Hill; with a parade featuring Lady Burnham and several senior Guiding leaders. The parade is followed by a meet and greet outside the church. Lady Burnham and the Senior Guides meet several Scout leaders and family members, before making a speech to formally open the venue. A young Brownie and Girl Guide present Lady Burnham with a key to open the hut door. A montage of shots follow that include a large playing field and street views of the hut adjacent to Station Road.


A Still from [HH Cub Camp; Opening of Guides at Burgess Hill] (1957)