Humshaugh hosted what is recognised as the first official Scout camp from 22 August to 4 September 1908. The Humshaugh camp saw 30 invested Boy Scouts from around the United Kingdom who were members of recognised Scout Troops who followed the Scout Method and Scout Law as developed by Baden-Powell and published in his Scouting for Boys.
The Camp Quartermaster, Henry Holt, wrote:
“The scenery is really lovely, and wherever the eye wanders it falls upon something beautiful, and what with the undulating landscape, the verdant woods and a thousand and one attractions in this picturesque spot, if a boy cannot be happy amid such surroundings he must be a very strange boy indeed.”
The Time of Their Lives, The Scout, 5th September, 1908.
The Northumberland National Park have a guided walk which visits the cairn that marks the camp.