Morecambe Guardian 16 July 1938
Last week was National Scout Week in Morecambe and Heysham.
On Sunday, in spite of the rain, the Scouts of Morecambe and Heysham held a combined Church Parade and had a service at the St. Laurence’s Church, the address being given by the Rev. Jones. The collections were given to the National appeal.
The Scouts left Euston Road Station forecourt at 2.30 p.m. proceeded up Euston Road, along the Promenade, down Skipton Street to the Church, headed by Band of the 7th Morecambe and Heysham (St. Peter’s, Higher Heysham) Troop. Other Troops present were: 1st Morecambe Boy Scouts, 4th, 5th, and 8th Sea Scouts.
It was originally intended to hold the service in the West End Bandstand, but the weather would not allow an open-air service, so they were very kindly allowed the use of the Church. The Assistant Commissioner, T. W. Helme, J.P. read the lesson.
On Wednesday the Sea Scouts held a gala in the Bare Bathing Pool. The Troops taking part were the 4th and 8th Morecambe Sea Scouts, and again the 7th Heysham with their Band helped to draw the attention of the public to this event.
Thanks are due to the voluntary Workers, for they have done the collecting and have done it well.
Today, Saturday, is the final effort, it is the annual sports day of the 1st Morecambe Troop to be held in the Woodhill Lane Football Ground, and there will be many collectors present, so if you have not done your good turn for the Scouts do so today.