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Scarecrow Trail 2022

Date: 3rd Apr 2022 Author: Cathy Mollart

The Scarecrows were back in 2022 and what a fabulous fortnight we had.  The sun shone and mostly the scarecrows stayed dry.

And the winners for 2022 are:

  • Most correct answers – Austin Head (All correct)
  • Best scarecrow – 43 (Room on the Broom)
  • Draw from the rest – James Dunn

We will get your prizes to you very soon!  Well done!

Now that Easter is over for another year we can release the titles of the Scarecrows and the details of our 2022 trail here!

#43 – Room on the Broom

 

The trail from 2015-2019 was organised by Miriam Weisinger and Jane Dobson and we would like to send them our grateful thanks for all their work in keeping the trail going.  We have now returned after a 2-year Covid break, with some of our Exec members now organising the trail.  Yes, we had some issues which were sorted out as quickly as possible.  The people we spoke to and comments received on Facebook have all given very positive feedback.

We sold around 300 entry sheets.  Many thanks to everyone who took part as well as those who made and/or displayed scarecrows.  Thanks also to The Lighthouse Bookshop, Allen and Harris, The Saracen’s Head and Visit Highworth who sold the trail sheets and to Andrews Butchers, TT Linnett and Highworth Emporium for donating prizes!  Your support means we have been able to run a community event enjoyed by perhaps 1000 people and raised nearly £600 for Scouting in Highworth!

Below are all the correct answers. How many did you get right? You can see all of the entries in our gallery (for your ease – they are in numerical order).

  1.   The Tiger who came to Tea (Old Bakery)
  2.   Wonky Donkey (Smarts)
  3.   Where’s Wally? (Bloomfields)
  4.   Gangsta Granny (Karoliina Saunders)
  5.   Six Dinner Sid (Andrews)
  6.   The very hungry Caterpillar (Allen & Harris)
  7.   The Kite Runner (Hanleys)
  8.   The Girl on the Train (Emporium )
  9.   Dennis the Menace and Gnasher (Library)
  10.   The Snail and the Whale (Visit Highworth)
  11.   The boy in the Dress (TT Linnett)
  12.   HP and the Chamber of Secrets (Shrivenham Road)
  13.   The Great Escape (Cricklade Road)
  14.   The Stick Man (Oak Drive)
  15.   The Faraway Tree (Stapleton Close)
  16.   The Scarecrows Wedding (Stapleton Close)
  17.   Matilda (Rivers Way )
  18.   Dear Zoo (Westrop Nursery)
  19.   Mr Stink (Windrush)
  20.   Bridget Jone’s Diary (Windrush)
  21.   Mr Bump (Kilda Road)
  22.   Hairy McClary (Henley Drive)
  23.   Flat Stanley (Crane Furlong)
  24.   That’s not my….series (Folly Crescent)
  25.   Charlie & Choc Factory (Brookfield)
  26.   The Cat in the Hat (Westrop)
  27.   Northern Lights (Westrop)
  28.   Billionaire Boy (Coffin Close)
  29.   Lord of the Rings (Cherry Orchard)
  30.   Supertato (The Dormers)
  31.   Prince Caspian (Sevenfields)
  32.   Paddington (Sevenfields)
  33.   The Dinosaur that pooped a planet (Wessex Way)
  34.   The skeleton in the Cupboard (Spa Close)
  35.   Charlottes Web (Biddel Springs)
  36.   The BFG (Biddel Springs)
  37.   Pretty Little Liars (Priory Green)
  38.   The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (Priory Green)
  39.   The Lorax (The Willows)
  40.   The boy who made the World disappear (The Willows)
  41.   The Magician’s Nephew (The Willows)
  42.   Mr Strong (Eastrop)
  43.   Room on the Broom (Eastrop)

Stay tuned for updates about our next Scarecrow trail! We our expecting our next Scarecrow trail to be held from 1-16 April 2023. The main theme will be :- A moment in British history. This could be a moment of historical significance – national/international affairs, health, sport, notable physical achievements, firsts, etc). We are also thinking about a more child friendly addition too.

Watch out for the entry forms for next year’s scarecrows early in 2023.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls