ALTON mayor Dean Phillips was guest of honour for the 8th Alton Scout Group’s annual meeting.

In this its 60th year, the mayor was invited to bury a special time capsule in the grounds of The Cabin in Anstey Park, to be dug up in 40 years time when the 8th Alton Scout Group celebrates its centenary.

The time capsule included badges, an original beaver book, reports from the annual meeting and various other Scouting-related items.

Watching the mayor burying the time capsule are John Lewis, chairman of 8th Alton Scout Group, and Group Scout Leader Sue How.