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21st Lancaster Dance 1938


With Troop, Pack And Crew

St. Paul’s Parish Hall  presented  a colourful spectacle on Saturday evening on the occasion of the 21st Lancaster (Bowerham C.C.) scouts’ juvenile dance. A successful event judging by the happy crowd of masked dancers.

G.S.M. J. Hodgson and the Parents’ Committee were in charge, the Harmonics Band providing musical accompaniment.

Spelling Bee has come to Scouting. The 4th. Rover Crew, with A.D.C. R. E. Wright as spelling master, included this in a recent programme, the “Tatters” beating the “Rags” by 21 points to 19.

The ‘out’ in Scouting was definitely practised during Easter. The 1st Abbeystead troop report pleasant camp­ing at Greenbank, Over Wryesdale (sic), on a sheltered site kindly placed at their disposal by Mr. J. Kidd. Parents of the Scouts were entertained to tea on the Sunday. A new tent has been given to this troop by Mr. Smethurst, a most acceptable gift.  Rover Crews of the 4th. and 13th. Lancaster spent a few days at their Applehouse and Artleden country quarters, the former having a visit from their Scouts on Good Friday. The 21st., and 6th., and the Salvation Army scouts had a ramble to Warton Crag.   And the 16th., spent the weekend at Silverdale. An interesting visitor to the latter camp was Jack Blunt of the “Scout” who paid his respects whilst passing.

Other troops had week-end or day excursions, notably the 19th., Lancaster (Skerton Wesleyan) who have started activities again, and camped at Intack Farm, Nether Kellet.,


Whilst the National Scout Service was taking place last Sunday at Windsor, in commemoration of St. George, a large gathering of Wolf Cubs held their annual service on the lawn at Springfield Park, A.D.C. R. E. Wright led the service, A.C.M. J. Newby read the lesson, the Cubs re-affirmed their promise, under the leadership of C.M. D.Beaumont.     In a helpful chat, during which he found the Cubs very responsive, the speaker, the Rev. T. W. Baverstock, B.A., of the 16th. Lancaster (St.. Paul’s), dealt in simple language with lessons from the life of Christ, the meaning of our uniform, and concluded with reference to the Cub promise and obedience to God, the Great Old Wolf.

Recent Ambulance badge awards are:
K and F Ferrington, Newby, Coulthwaite, Farrar, and Slinger of the 6th. Lancaster.


Lancaster Guardian 29 April 1938