I have been contacted by the Group Chairman of 2nd Brownhills Scout Group, Clive Chapman, who’d like to hear from locals who may have been Scouts, or people who worked with the group over the years – it’s their 100th anniversary next year, and Clive is looking to record the group’s history and organise a celebration event.
I think most of us have had contact with, or been in the Scout Movement within our communities. They are a fine organisation, giving young folk access to experiences and social events that are unparalleled elsewhere. I know for a fact that Clive and his group are a credit to our community, and they all work hard to help out with Brownhills events. So please, if you can assist in any way, that would be great.
Clive is appealing for any photos, memories or ephemera that any of you may have. We have talked about Walsall Wood Scouts quite a bit, and I can just imagine that many of the regulars here looked well fetching in short trousers and a woggle. Come on, folks, what do you know?
Please, please, please, do what you can. The local kids are a great bunch, really.
I wonder if you could help us to get the word out that the 2nd Brownhills-15th Walsall Scout Group will be 100 years old next June (2015).
We would like anyone who has been a member, connected or associated with the Group at any time in its past to contact us, preferably before the end of the year, so that we can finalise our celebration plans etc.
We can be contacted via:-
Telephone: 01543 671941
Post: L.C.Wright. 78 Highfield Road, Burntwood, Staffs., WS7 9BY
Or by visiting the Scout HQ in Barnetts Lane, Brownhills on a Monday or Wednesday evening.
We are trying to obtain as much information as possible on the history of the Group, i.e. stories, documents, photos etc.
We are also interested in obtaining contact details of people who do contact us ready for when we have our party.
Thanks for any help you can give is through your blog