Lancaster Guardian 06 May 1938:-
With Troop, Pack and Crew
An eight-weeks’ session of Life Saving Classes will be included in the bathing programme for Scouts at the Cable Street Baths on Tuesday evenings and during the period from 8 to 9 p.m. The session is operative immediately and it is hoped there will be a ready response, for it is surely a part of our “Be Prepared” motto, to be able to know how to deal with mishaps in the water. Intermediate certificates and bronze medallions are awarded for consistency and for the troop gaining the most awards there is the Adams Cup to be presented at the annual swimming gala.
A.D.C. R. E. Wright in the capacity of Rover Leader, assisted by G.S.M. N. Peel and Rover Mates of the 4th Lancaster, attended the 3rd Morecambe and Heysham (Sandylands) Rover Crew’s eighth annual St. George’s Day Supper at the Heysham Road Den. There were present to invest A. Sawley, J. Smith, T. Woods, W. Fryers, and R. Walker as Rover Scouts. As is customary on the occasion of an investiture, all present reaffirmed the “Scout Promise.” The evening concluded with supper served by Mrs. and Miss. M. Peel. A further pleasing ceremony was the investiture of Mr. P. Hughes, chairman of the Morecambe Boy Scouts’ Association as an Old Scout of the 3rd group.
Commencing Friday week, May 13th, the 13th Lancaster Rover Crew will meet at Church Street Den. On Friday evenings at 8.15 p.m., instead of Monday as at present.
For scouts, 13 years of age and over, a Fireman’s badge class commences on Monday next, May 9th, at 7.30 p.m. in the Parade Room, Town Hall.
The executive committee meeting convened for tonight, Friday, at the Police Station, at 7.45 p.m. desires the attendance and support on this occasion of all warranted Scouters. – AKELA
Scotforth Open Night
An entirely unrehearsed display demonstrating Scouting and Guiding in action during a normal evening’s programme kept an appreciative audience interested (and amused) on Thursday last week at St. Paul’s Parish Hall, Scotforth. It was an open night organized by the 16th Lancaster Scouts and Cubs, and the 9th Lancaster Guides and Brownies.
The Brownies opened the display with their usual ceremony and later contributed a pleasing singing game. First-aid patrols of Scouts and Guides demonstrated methods of dealing with two accident cases, and the rescue of two unfortunate people who fell down a well. The Guides next took the floor with a Morris dance, followed by tactical marching to music in which they revealed commendable smartness. Their next item was a competitive patrol relay, “Dressing the Guide,” in which the audience judged the Thistle Patrol to be worthy winners. The Cubs voiced their Grand Howl and proceeded to “let off steam” in exciting relay games, preparatory to a spot of training in knotting, skipping and general instruction. A quick spell of P.T put the Scouts through their paces, and they acquitted themselves well in this, and later, in an obstacle race under tables and over and under chairs.
The Vicar, the Rev. D. Birney, spoke appreciatively of the interest and enthusiasm shown by those responsible for training the young people in mind and body. A campfire sing-song concluded the entertainment.
Rev. T. W. Baverstock, B.A., Acting Group Scoutmaster, on behalf of the Scouts and Guides, thanked the audience for their attendance and encouragement. After a hymn and the Benediction, the National Anthem was sung.
Officers of the groups are the Rev. T. W. Baverstock, B.A., Acting G.S.M.; Acting S.M.’s E. Whittle and J. Pattinson; A.C.M. W. Greenwood, and Scout Master N. Melling, for Scouts and Cubs; Guides and Brownies, Capt. N. Osliffe, Lieut. D. Winskill, Miss N. Winskill; Mr. Bennett (Brown Owl) and Misses. M. Osliffe and C. White (Tawny Owls). – AKELA