A FORMER Holme Valley Scout has taken a trip down memory lane.
We asked people to tell us about their experiences at Whitley Beaumont Scout camp at Lepton after its management committee appealed through the Examiner for more volunteers to look after the site.
We rekindled memories of a site which was first used by the Scout Association in the 1930s.
One man caught up by the nostalgia was Bill Exley, of New Mill.
Mr Exley, 76, joined the 1st Huddersfield Boy Scout group, which was based at Grove Road, in 1941.
He remembers the Whitley Beaumont site being used for competitions.
Mr Exley said: "Whitley Beaumont holds a lot of fond memories for me."
Mr Exley competed in the Huddersfield District Competition for the Holmes Trophy, a prize sponsored by Brian Holmes, boss of the Turnbridge engineering firm.
The competition centred on traditional Scouting activities, such as tying knots and pitching tents.
The winners of the competition went forward to the West Riding (Central) Yorkshire County Senior Scouting Competition. In 1946, the 1st Huddersfield Scout group took joint first place in the contest with Dewsbury Scout group.
Each winning Scout was given a copy of the book Scouting For Boys, originally written by the founder of the Scout movement, Robert Baden-Powell, in 1908.