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B.P. Guild decision at 4th Sea Scouts’ reunion

Morecambe Guardian 05 May 1951:-

B.P. Guild decision at 4th Sea Scouts’ reunion

AT a 4th Morecambe and Heysham Sea Scout Group reunion at Bare Methodist schoolroom headquarters yesterday it was decided to form a group branch of the B.P. Guild of old Scouts. It is hoped this will become the forerunner of a district organisation.

The decision followed upon a suggestion from Mr. T. S. Watson, Assistant District Commissioner. Mr. Watson also spoke of the situation in Morecambe, of cubs who, when of age to aspire to scout ranks, had to leave their own organisation because there was no Scout troop attached to it. It was also unfortunate that so many of the town’s Scout troops had had to disband because of lack of Scouters. Mr. Watson suggested that through a B.P. Guild branch it might be possible to lend a hand to scouting.

The 4th, which celebrated its 21st anniversary in March, is the oldest existing Group in the district and the reunion was attended by many former members. Organiser of the event was Group Scoutmaster F. Driver and an entertainment of songs, sketches and sea shanties was given under the direction of Assistant Scoutmaster Peter Allan. Supper was provided by the ladies’ committee and the loyal toast was proposed by Mr. P Lynch.

A King’s Scout

17 year-old Peter Allan, assistant Scoutmaster of the 4th Morecambe and Heysham Sea Scout Group, has been made a King’s Scout. He attended the St. George’s Day parade of King’s Scouts at Windsor. He attends Lancaster Royal Grammar School.

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