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Lancaster Guardian 19 March 1948:

Lancaster Demonstrations

Laymen of the Lancaster Boy Scouts Association were given an insight into the workings of the typical Scout troop and cub pack at the first-ever introductory course to be held in Lancaster, at the 13th Lancaster Troop Headquarters, Church Street, on Wednesday evening.

The course has been planned with a view to increasing scouting knowledge among people who are at present helping the movement, and to introduce Scouting to prospective helpers who show enthusiasm for Scouting but have no knowledge of the movement.  The organisers were Mr. L. Wright, Assistant District Commissioner, and Mr. Charles Wynn (sic), Field Commissioner for N.W. Lancs.


The need for more Scoutmasters and lay supporters was stressed by Mr. J. Dodds Drummond, District Commissioner.  Mr. C. Wynn dealt with the history, principles, aims and methods of scouting, and the local organisation; the principles of the wolf cubs and the application of cub training were outlined by Mr. R. E. Wright, Assistant District Commissioner.  Demonstrations of Scouting were given by 21st Lancaster Cub Pack (Cubmaster Mrs. M. Davies) and 13th Lancaster Scout Troop (Scoutmaster, Mr. M. Sharpe).

Among the officials present were – Dr. J. A. Tomb, Chairman of the Lancaster Association; Mr. K. R. Stanley, secretary; Mr. M. Melling, secretary of the Morecambe Boy Scouts’ Association.

Refreshments were provided by the Ladies Group Committee of the 13th Lancaster troop.  

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