National Grid Ref SU 188 685
There used to be a Scout arrowhead badge cut into the hill behind the 2nd Marlborough Scout Hut. Although sometimes called ‘Arrow’ which pointed North, the badge is actually a fleur-de-lis - the three points of the badge to remind Scouts of their “threefold promise” (Duty to God and Country, Duty to Self, Duty to Others). It was cut by the Scouts and Leaders in 1969 to commemorate the Marlborough Group’s Diamond Jubilee. The badge was located on the NW facing hill just above, and SE, of the houses at the junction of George Lane and Granham Hill. It was on Jim and Lorna Pocock’s farmland and no permission was given for the badge to remain as a permanent feature, so it was replanted later the same year.
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