Lancaster Guardian 16 August, 1924
A Lancaster Camp in the Lune Valley.
Scouts of St. George’s Mission (12th Lancaster), under Scoutmaster Tapp, accompanied by A.S.M. Jacobs and Mr. H. Slinger (people’s warden) went under canvas at Camp House, Hornby on August 2nd. The camping site was kindly lent by Mr. Joseph Towers, who took great interest in the boys by teaching them milking, horse riding etc..
On Sunday morning the troop attended service at the Hornby Parish Church. The Vicar (the Rev. E. L. Mather), in his sermon, gave them a welcome.
S.M. Tapp laid a wreath (made by Mr. Hargreaves of Lancaster) on the war memorial; a large number of visitors including the Rev. H. Robinson (Chaplain to the Troop) attended.
Sports were held on Wednesday before a large number of Lancaster visitors, prizes being presented by Mr. Joseph Towers. An ambulance display, Scouts rally and fire drill were also gone through.
The boys thoroughly enjoyed a visit to the Hornby Castle estate permission being kindly given by Mr. C.W. Foster.
A refreshment stall was run by ladies of the Scouts Committee and over £5 was taken on visitors’ day.The canteen was run by the boys. At football the Scouts beat the Institution boys 15 goals to 3, and Hornby youths by 4 goals to 2. The boys showed their true scouting spirit during the wet weather. The camp itself was a huge success and Mr. Joseph Towers and family, and staff deserve great credit.
11th Lancaster Troop (Bulk).
The 11th Lancaster Troop of Boy Scouts spent a most enjoyable time in camp at Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside.
The camp was under the direction of the Scoutmaster (Rev. E. Shufflebottom). He was ably assisted by Assistant Scoutmasters J. Renshall and J. Denwood.
The situation of the camp was ideal. Amidst the picturesque Lakeland scenery the boys enjoyed every moment of camp life. The camp was close to Ambleside, Hawkshead, Coniston and well-known mountain peaks. The Langdales were but a short distance away.
The afternoon and evening were given over to games etc. A bugle call was sounded for every parade.
The Troop, accompanied by the band attended Divine Service at Ambleside Parish Church on Sunday morning August 3rd.
The following trips were arranged for the Troop: (1) Motor ride to Coniston, lunch at Coniston and trip up Coniston Lake, climb the famous crags. (2) Route march to Ambleside. Trip (3) on motor launch up Lake Windermere.
Thanks to many kind friends the boys had an excellent time. The gifts to the Troop stores included cakes, boxes of of kippers, sack of potatoes, eggs etc.
The breakfasts of porridge, eggs and bacon, the dinners of roast beef etc. and the Friday night feast . . . potatoes and pancakes will long be remembered by the Bulk Boy Scouts.
Sharples motor lorry conveyed the boys to and from the camp.