1st ST MARGARETS SCOUT TROOP 1954 (OSSIE STANLEY IS FRONT ROW – EXTREME RIGHT)

This week was the actual anniversary of 1st St Margarets.

Congratulations!

In the summer of 1919 a local man, Mr Laurence, came to the conclusion that the only thing St Margarets needed to turn it into an earthly paradise- all the other necessary attributes being in place – was a Scout Troop, so on November 24th he started one. He cunningly called it the “1st St Margarets” and himself, being the leader, “Skipper”. The story has it that the first meetings were held under a gaslight on a street corner. True or not the fledgling troop soon found themselves settled in a room over Shipman’s Garage behind St Margarets Hotel.

— read all about their history in the article DYB DYB DYB! DOB, DOB, DOB! by Martyn Day

And don’t forget, they are still looking for a Beaver Leader.