i.Remember is a District wide project, involving all Groups and sections of Scouts, as well as the wider community. Our aim is to find out information about all the former Scouts from the area who went on to serve their country and be killed in the First World War and later conflicts. We also aim to record the service given to the country by Scouts, such as the coastwatching detailed on this website. This site tries to be more than names and dates; we want to discover the stories behind the people and events, as we believe that they are worth remembering.
The project has been inspired by the first ever Scout in the District – Walter Bertram Wood (known as Bert) – who went on to become a decorated WW1 flying ace and was tragically killed in a flying accident in 1917. The story of Bert has really inspired us, because he was all about new adventures and a real pioneer! He joined Scouting when it was only just starting up, and he brought it to the area. He was also fascinated by the brand new field of aviation. He definitely embodies many of the things and values that The Scouts is still about today: adventure, community, making lasting friendships, rising to challenges, passing skills on to your peers etc.
As Bert loved new technology we are following his example! Our project is all about using our website, geo-caches, QR code trails and other multimedia presentations, to help people rediscover some of our community’s forgotten heroes.
To view what we’ve done so far within the project, please click on the links in the menu on the right hand side, or hover over ‘Projects’ and follow the menus at the top of the page!
If you have any information or ideas about future activities, please email Rachel Rushmer at firstname.lastname@example.org