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Annual Meeting At Morecambe

Morecambe Guardian 22 November 1935:
Scout Commissioner at Morecambe.
“WHEN you get international knowledge you get international goodwill.”
This truth was expressed by the Assistant Scout County Commissioner for North-West Lancashire and District Commissioner for South Lonsdale (Mr. T. W. Helme, J.P., C.C.), at the annual meeting of the Morecambe Boy Scouts’ Association in the Masonic Hall, on Monday night.
Mr. Helme reminded the meeting that international gatherings of scouts – called jamborees – were held every three or four years, and that the next one would be held in Holland in 1937. He hoped they would use their funds to assist Morecambe boys to attend that jamboree. It was from international gatherings such as these that they got international knowledge and from international knowledge came international goodwill.
Mr. Helme, who is a County Councillor, also referred to the fine work which Capt. C. H. Michaelson was doing at Blakeholme, near Preston. The county recognised the work done and had decided to start a fund to try and raise £100 a year towards the upkeep of this camp, which hitherto had been done by Capt. Michaelson personally. They would be exceedingly grateful for any contributions to the scheme, and he strongly appealed for support.
Capt. Michaelson, who is the deputy camp chief and assistant county commissioner for North-West Lancashire, said he would like to see more Morecambe boys at Blakeholme.
The annual report, read by Mr. G. S. Evenden, the hon. secretary, showed that there was a decrease from 170 officers and boys last year to 155 this year. In connection with the King’s Jubilee celebrations this year, a team of four had been sent to Windsor to the special services in St. George’s Chapel.
Mr. George Kirkby, the hon. treasurer, said there was the favourable balance at the bank of £28 5s 6d.
It was resolved that a letter of appreciation be sent to Mr. Percy Hughes for his services as badge Secretary. Mr. N .Gatfield has been appointed badge secretary in his place.
All the other officers and executive were re-appointed.