The Old School, Nether Kellet
North Lancashire Scouts
Many scouting enthusiasts in North Lancashire, are eagerly awaiting the miniature jamboree in the school field at Nether Kellet, which was inaugurated in April last year by the 1st Kellet Scouts and Cubs.
There was a very cold spell when the event was held then, a colleague tells me, and the date this year has been altered to June 24th, when Scouts from a wide area- comprising Silverdale in the north to Galgate in the south – will trek to Kellet to pitch their bell and ridge tents on Midsummer Day.
After a programme of field sports in the afternoon, at night they will gather round a camp fire. On Sunday morning there will be a church parade, and in the afternoon a Scouts’ “own” which last year was conducted by Dr. Henderson, Scout Commissioner for Westmorland, who has been invited to do the same this year.
Among other prominent visitors expected are Alderman T. W. Helme, District Commissioner, from Lancaster; Mr. R. E. Wright, Assistant District Commissioner; and Captain Michaelson, camp chief at Blakeholme, near Newby Bridge, the training headquarters for North-West Lancashire Scouts.
An innovation will be the attendance in camp of the St. Joseph’s Scouts’ band from Lancaster, who will render a programme of music during the proceedings.
Lancashire Daily Post 20 May 1933