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Hidden : 07/24/2005
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

A Traditional cache located near to the Scout campsites at Lees Wood.

The cache is in a blue plastic box with a white lid and was established by members of the 7th Oxhey Guide Company during their annual summer camp at the Lord Hyde Campsite.

The campsite has an interesting history. A Mr W.J. Instrall, of Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, was an assistant scout master at the time said: "I was not at the ceremony but I recall it well.

"The Countess of Clarendon had given, in 1937, about five acres of Lees Wood to two local Scout groups.

"The groups bore her name as The Countess of Clarendon's Own (1st SW Herts and 2/1st SW Herts).

"The name was given in memory of the Countess's son Lord Hyde who died tragically in South Africa in 1935.

Apparently, Lord Robert Baden-Powel the founder of the Scout Association (formerly the Boy Scouts) performed the opening ceremony and while he was there left his footprint in the ground. This was then cast in iron and is placed on the site. (Thanks, Arethusa Bears!)

As with other caches in Wippendell Woods the GPS signal was a bit flaky under the trees but several attempts were made to be accurate with two different GPSs.

Contents of the Cache include:

A Puppy Pal
An angel doll
A Pen
A ball of string (We are Guides remember!)
A beaded frog
A necklace
Lavender Bubble Bath
A pack of cards
A fridge magnet

There are several car parks serving the woods.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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