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Investiture – 24th Lancaster Pack

Lancaster Guardian 29 August 1941:


Scouts are asked to turn up at Crosslands at 10 a.m., tomorrow, Saturday, to distribute handbills in connection with salvage.

It is a big moment when you are admitted into the great brotherhood of Scouts, and make your first promise as a Cub. There were a lot of proud youngsters at St. Chad’s on Wednesday evening when  Cubmaster Eva Hewitt* conducted an investiture of the newly formed 24th Lancaster Pack. This pleasing ceremony took place before an interested gathering of parents and friends, including the Revs. H. G. Moss and R. R. Bell, A.D.C. R. E. Wright, Scoutmaster H. L. Wareing** and Scouts of the 27th Lancaster. There are four sixes, comprising a pack of nineteen Cubs to date, and they were deserving of the congratulations paid to them by the Rev. H. G. Moss, who wished them every success. We shall watch their progress with interest. The assistant Cubmasters are Joan Williams and Margaret Hewitt. Those enrolled are Senior Sixer, H. Johnson; Sixers, P. Dudley, F. Sainsbury, G. Darke; seconds, D. Harrison, N. Dobbie, S. Buck, A. Harrison; Cubs, B. Williams, P. Giles, A. Hislop, B. Jarvis, J. Knowles, G. Fairbrother, T. Thorpe, R. Williamson, A. Poole, K. Ineson, and I. Dobbie. Cub games were played and the meeting closed with the Grand Howl and prayers. Light refreshments were served.

* Eva Hewitt was born 04 Apr 1914 in Burnley.
In 1939 the family was living at 6 Newton Terrace, Caton Road, Lancaster. Eva was then a ‘Sewing Machinist Canvas Bags.’

She died in 1997 in the Lancaster area.

**Herbert Lance Wareing was born 24 August 1910 in Lancaster. He was the eleventh of twelve children born to John Wareing and Elizabeth Fox. In 1911 the family was living at 25 Clarendon Terrace, Lancaster.

In 1939 Herbert was recorded at Derby House and Farm as a Nurse Attendant at the Royal Albert Hospital. He married Marjorie Arkwright in 1953 at St. Paul’s Church, Scotforth.

He died in 1990 in the Lancaster area.