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Arnside August 1910

4th Lancaster (Wesley) Troop June 1910

First Annual Camp, Black Dyke Farm, Arnside August 1910

First Annual Camp, Arnside August 1910.
Photo from R. E. Wright’s album.
© Lonsdale Scouts Archive Collection

Captions read:- “Eleven to a Tent” and “One tent for all”

Colourized via Photoshop

Lancaster Observer and Morecambe Chronicle
Friday, August 30, 1912

Despite the wet weather, a very happy week was spent at Arnside. Arriving early on Saturday, August 3rd, the scouts immediately set about the various duties detailed out to them. The cooks got breakfast ready, the orderly chopped wood, whilst most of the scouts erected the tents and put the camp in order. The programme for each day was as follows:- 6, cooks rise ; 6.30, camp rouse ; 6-45, coffee and biscuits ; 8, breakfast ; 8-45, prayers and salute the flag ; 12.30, dinner ; 5, tea ; 8.30, supper ; 9, turn in. Sunday: 6-30, cooks rise; 7, camp rouse ; 7-15, coffee and biscuits ; 8-15, prayers and salute the flag ; 8-30, breakfast ; 10-30, camp service; 12-30, dinner ; 4-30, tea ; 5-30, parade for church ; 8.30, supper; 9, turn in.

Camp service was conducted in the barn, as it was too wet to hold it out of doors. Sixteen of the troop and their scoutmaster paraded to the Wesley Church in the evening, two stopping to guard the camp.

Two cooks and one orderly were appointed each day, so that every boy got his share of cooking. Most of the time was spent in exploring the district, boating, &,c., although the weather was so bad. Not a single case of ”lack of discipline” or ”breaking rules” was brought before the scoutmaster.