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NORTH Somerset Council leader Alan Hockridge has become one of the oldest scouts in the district. At 62 years old, Cllr Hockridge, who lives in Worle, was enrolled into a new scout group formed to mark the organisation's 100th anniversary. Gordano Centena

NORTH Somerset Council leader Alan Hockridge has become one of the oldest scouts in the district.At 62 years old, Cllr Hockridge, who lives in Worle, was enrolled into a new scout group formed to mark the organisation's 100th anniversary.Gordano Centenary Troop is made up of 15 community leaders from emergency services, businesses and the local authority, who are committed to supporting scouting in the region.Cllr Hockridge, who was presented with a woggle, neckerchief and certificate for the occasion, said: "I was never a scout when I was a boy so it's something completely new. I don't think I'll take up camping though."At a ceremony to 'invest' the new troop, members heard about scouting in the 21st century and around North Somerset.James Harris, co-ordinator of the centenary troop, said: "We hope the members of the troop will display their certificates and neckerchiefs with pride this year and tell their colleagues, friends and families something of what they've discovered about the adventure of scouting.


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