World Jamboree 1951
Lancaster Guardian, July 1951
Local Scouts for World Jamboree
THE seventh World jamboree of the Scouting movement will be held at Bad Ischl in Austria, from August 3 to 13. The Lancaster contingent, Senior Scouts B. Daly (4th.), G. Bettany and R. Gunn (12th), R. D. Hunt and P. Atkinson (13th) who will camp with the North-West Lancashire representatives, will leave Castle station at 1 a.m. next Tuesday, joining the Scout special train from the North. Sixty-two Scouts from Northern Ireland who also entrain here will have enjoyed a brief break in Lancaster after arriving in the City at 7-30 a.m. on Monday. Five Scouts from Morecambe and Heysham will also join the train and the remainder of the County contingent at Preston. They are expected home early on August 17, and the Northern Ireland Scouts will again break their journey for hospitality provided by the Local Association. It is hoped to persuade one of the Lancastrians to forward home a brief dispatch during the progress of the Jamboree.
Lancaster Guardian 27 July 1951
Scouting News and Notes
A PATROL competition was held during the week-end to judge which troop should hold the coveted City Shield during the next 12 months by virtue of good camping standards.
The competition took place at “Big Firs Camp,” Quernmore, by kind permission of Mr. T. M. Taylor, of Blackhouse. Six patrols competed and the results, declared after examination of the patrol activities by Group Scoutmasters G. Colwill (Morecambe) and C. Robinson (Garstang), were: 1, 13th Lancaster; 2, 4th Lancaster; 3, 12th Lancaster. The shield was presented by District Commissioner Mr. H. Todd.
Co-opted to the “H.Q.” staff were Jamboree Senior Scouts, G. Bettany and R. Gunn, who passed their “Master Cook’s test,” in cooking all the meals of the D.C. and the examiners during the week-end.
Sixty-two Scouts from Northern Ireland, en route to the Austrian Jamboree, are expected to break their journey at Lancaster, on July 30, and will be accommodated in a local troop den.
South Lonsdale continues to be an attractive area for visiting troops and during the present month over 200 Scouts will have occupied camp sites in the district.
Lancaster Scouts are busy preparing for their own exodus and in addition to representatives who will attend the seventh World Jamboree in Austria, it is expected that during August we shall have troops camping in Normandy, Isle of Man, Settle, North Wales, Grange, Kirkby-in-Furness, Barbon, and Bentham.
A patrol of the 21st Lancaster Sea Scouts go to London next week-end to man the “R.S. Discovery,” in connection with the Festival of Britain celebrations.
The Fire-fighter Badge examination will be on July 26, and Scouters are invited to attend at 7.15 p.m. to witness the presentation of certificates. The Badge Secretary (Mr. Sanderson) will not be available for the issue of badges on July 24 and 31. — AKELA