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Sea Scouts’ Duties

Leeds Mercury 10 September 1929

WHAT THE BOYS OF MORECAMBE ARE LEARNING

(From Our Own Correspondent*) MORECAMBE, Monday.

The whole of Morecambe and district is keenly interested in the newly-formed troop of Sea Scouts, the first in the history of the town.

For many years it has been the lament of residents that there was nothing of interest for the children. This need no longer be the case, judging by the enthusiasm aroused among the boys of the town.

The first meeting was a great success. The District Assistant Commissioner said he had never seen a more promising start.

Sea Scouts have to learn seamanship, navigation, pilotage, knotting and splicing, how to handle boats under oars, and sails, and many other duties that pertain to the sea. A rule is strictly enforced that all Sea Scouts must be able to swim. This the boys are so keen to learn that the paddling pool is crowded.

With the promised help of kindly disposed fishermen, and a coast line of 75 miles, lucky, indeed, are the local boys, whose aim is to make Morecambe Sea Scouts known throughout the world.

* The correspondent concerned would most likely have been Stanley Gaunt, born in Leeds, who was Scout Leader of the 2nd Morecambe & Heysham Sea Scout Group at the time. By occupation he was a journalist and was publishing other articles in the Leeds Mercury newspaper around this date.

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