Lancaster Guardian 24 August 1945:-
Letters were received last week from L.A.C. Bisnett (Greenland), R. M. Cocks, and R. M. Hammill.
Badges have been gained by members of the 1st Carnforth Group as follows: Cook’s, Sen. Scout G. Lowther ; Troop Leaders L. Bleasdale ; Second Patrol Leaders, D. Bleasdale; Patrol Leaders, T. Cross; First Aid, Sixers A. Hammill, J. Grecian and G. Horrocks; Swimmers, Sixers Hammill and Grecian.
Last week a pleasing ceremony took place at Group Headquarters, when Miss Margaret Wilson, Cubmistress, was presented with a half tea service (from the Cubs), and half-a-dozen silver teaspoons, water set and and duchess set (from the Group Committee), to mark her forthcoming marriage to Mr. J. Gardner one of the Senior Scouts. Tribute was paid by the various speakers to Miss Wilson’s good work and leadership. The Cub Pack is at present under the charge of Miss E. Robinson (Nether Kellet).
The Chief Scout has awarded the Medal of Merit to Mr. S. T. Whalan, in recognition of meritorious service to the movement. Mr. Whalan has been connected with Scouting for nearly 30 years. He his Group Scoutmaster of the 1st Carnforth troop, which he founded in 1928, with the assistance of Messrs. A. Tindall, G. Askew, J. Wood, and R. E. Wright, and the late Mr. J. Pedersen. Despite war time difficulties, the Troop has continued to be an active force in the neighbourhood.