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.
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”.