Morecambe Guardian 04 November 1939
County Commissioner T. W. Helme referred to the generosity of Messrs. Storey Bros. and Co. Ltd., in placing “Crosslands,” at their disposal for the duration of the war, for use as a local Scout headquarters. It will now be possible to have a key centre for all activities, and accommodation for troops and packs now homeless oweing to their dens having been commandeered for war purposes. The Salford troops have commenced activities and will have their own representation on the Executive and other committees.
The meeting was addressed by Mr. Stanley White, a Headquarters Commissioner from London.
Scouters and the Group Committee of the 16th Lancaster (St. Paul’s) held another of their popular whist drives on Monday evening. There was a good attendance and prizes were won by Mesdames Porter, Frear, Leach, and Mashiter and Messrs. Wilson and Wilkinson.
Geoffrey Parkinson, of the 23rd Lancaster (Christ Church) pack has gained the First-aider badge.
The 20th Lancaster (Friends) have won the City Shield patrol-hike competition, and the 13th Lancaster the Lifesaving Swimming Cup.