Lancaster Guardian, Friday 2 July 1937
With Troop, Pack And Crew
The lawn at Springfield Hall staged the return Seeonee Pack meeting on Tuesday last when Lancaster acted as hosts to the Preston Cub Scouters whom we visited last month. Our visitors responded well both in spirit and numerically, for our combined forces numbered over forty, and a jolly Pack they were. With Assistant District Commissioner R. E. Wright in command events moved merrily. On this occasion, as a change from star tests, a round of games was introduced competitive and individual. An impromptu dressing-up act in which the players revealed commendable ingenuity in their characterisation of past and present-celebrities, historical and otherwise. Refreshments were served at the close. Preston included in their party three Scouters from Barbados, Rev. and Mrs. Armstrong who are Assistant County Commissioners for Scouts and Cubs respectively, and Miss Barnes, a Cub Scouter. Mr. Armstrong said they had travelled over 8,000 miles to England and they had enjoyed their visit immensely. On behalf of his Preston friends he wished to say how much they had appreciated this special Pack evening and he thanked District Commissioner Helme for his hospitality.
The first wide game of the season took place on Saturday under good weather conditions. The Committee planned an interesting game of a Spanish character. Secret Service agents in possession of map parts of a route whereby food was to be conveyed to Madrid, commenced their journey from a point near Williamson Park. Their objective was Ashton Hall, Government headquarters. Insurgent forces assembled near the Royal Infirmary, and by a division of their forces endeavoured to prevent the Secret Service agents reaching headquarters. Patrols stationed themselves at various points within the area of the game, but despite a careful watch, some of the agents surprised them and managed to get through with their portions of the map. The adventure concluded, tea was taken in a field at Ashton Hall. District Commissioner T. W. Helme, G.S.M. W. Tyson and Scouters Hayton. Johnson and Whittle carried out the successful afternoons (Sc)outing. To Mr. James Pye we express cordial thanks for allowing us the use of field.
The 15th. Lancaster (Baptist) Cub Pack had an outing on Saturday to Hest Bank by train, and thence by way of the shore to Bolton-le-Sands for tea and games. The return journey after a pleasant excursion was by the same route.
Badge reports of the 8th and 20th. and other names will appear next week.