Lancaster Guardian 15 August, 1947
SCOUTING NOTES AND NEWS
Good Weather For Campers
August is generally the month when local Scouts spend a week under canvas, which supplements the all-too-short week-end camps, and provides for what is usually an enjoyable holiday combining opportunities to practise much of the woodcraft training taught in troop room theory.
The 4th Lancaster report that they have just concluded a successful camp at Yealand Redmayne in which 32 Scouts took part under the command of G.S.M. W. Tyson and S.M. A. Griffies. After a doubtful start, the weather improved, many first and second-class tests were passed, relaxation being found in wide games and sporting events. The troop visited Silverdale for swimming. W. Evans was invested as a “Tenderfoot,” and second class badges were won by B. Martin, J. Lowther, A. Clifton and J. Smith
The Wood Pigeon Patrol (P.L. R. Wilson) and the Curlews (P.L. J. G. Fox) were first and second respectively in the patrol competitions.
Visitors to the camp included County Commissioner T. W. Helme, who conducted an inspection; A.D.C. R. E. Wright, and Group Secretary T. H. Porter, together with many parents, who found the Scouts looking remarkably fit and enjoying the experience.
Other troops who have had their ‘annual’ include the 5th., who fortunately had the use of a launch to further their successful Sea Scout activities at Ambleside; the 3rd in the Trough of Bowland; 13th at Austwick; 16th at Windermere; 20th at Sedbergh; 24th at Wray; 21st and 27th together in the Settle district; and 1st Carnforth in North Wales.
There will be broadcasts from the Jamboree in France in the Light Programme at 4.30 p.m., and a Camp Fire relay in the Home Service at 10.20 p.m., to-morrow, Saturday.