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Royal Albert Institution Rovers

Lancaster Guardian 26 September 1947:


It is pleasing to note that Scouting has been revived at the Royal Albert Institution. Rover leader H. L. Wareing who leads the newcomers, to be known as the “22nd Lancaster (R.A.I.) Rovers was in charge of the previous Institutional troop before the war, and has had long experience in local circles especially with the 13th Lancaster Rover Crew.
The Rovers from the Institution are to pass the Scout tendefoot tests before proceeding to carry out Rover training and as a preliminary, five of them, R. Webb, J. Foley, J. Williams, S. Byers and J. Dilbert recently spent a full day at Artleden, by kind permission of the 13th Lancaster Crew. In addition to putting in some useful training they prepared their own meals, enjoyed the experience, and were loath to leave. The Crew has actually seven members at present, and two were on holiday at the time of the Artleden visit. We are glad to welcome them and look forward to hearing more of their activities.
At the weekend a contingent of Scouts from the 4th, 16th and 21st Lancaster troops, in charge of Scoutmaster Rutherford, attended the “White Rose Rally” held at Bingley, where the Chief Scout, Lord Rowallan, was the guest of honour.
The programme opened with a Wolf Cub display on Saturday afternoon, followed by a camp fire in the evening. The Lancaster boys, whose site was at the entrance to the Myrtle Park Camp, were the first to salute the Chief, and later met him personally at the conclusion of his visit. A “Scouts Own” service for both Protestants and Catholics, was held in the afternoon, after which Lord Rowallan addressed the contingents, and the Rally ended with a march-past.