History of Agoonoree

The Agoonoree was founded to enable Scouts with disabilities to

enjoy a summer camp. The first camp was held in the summer

of 1947 and the Special Needs Scout Groups of Greater London

have been holding Agoonoree camps ever since. The camp is

run entirely by volunteers, is always held the last Saturday in

July for one week and is available to special needs scouts aged

14 -23 years old.

Early Agoonoree photo

Early Agoonoree photo 

The term Agoonoree was invented by Dutch Scouts and is derived from the Greek word “agoon” which means a meeting of friends. The “oree” was taken from the scouting term jamboree to make the resultant word sound “Scouty”.

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