TWO Queen’s Scout awards, 10 Chief Scout awards and 180 Gold Arrows were obtained by boys during the Lonsdale District Scout Council’s 75th anniversary in 1985, it was reported at the annual meeting at Morecambe Town Hall.
District Commissioner, Mr. Peter Ellwood said the census had again showed an increase in the Scout section, but the falling birthrate had affected Cub Scout numbers.
Treasurer, Mrs. Jean Stephenson, reported a successful financial year.
The Cub Scout Challenge Trophy was presented for the first time to the Hornby-Arkholme Pack and the Scout Challenge Trophy to the 16th Morecambe Troop.
Mrs Margery Ward (53rd Lancaster) received a long service award and Mrs Jean Yates a Wood Badge.
Mr. Norman Garnett gave a talk.
Officers elected were: Chairman P. Hewitt, secretary P. S. Gedge, treasurer Mrs. J. Stephenson, executive committee G. Beatty, T. Borrowdale, R. Dixon, T. D. Hayhurst, C. Hill, R. Johnson. J. Lepage, E. Wall.