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Earl Shilton (Methodist)

Beavers – Wednesday 6:00 to 7:15 pm
Cubs – Monday 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Scouts – Tuesday 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Meeting Place:

Scout HQ
Alexander Avenue
Earl Shilton


Group History

The first Earl Shilton Scout Troop was formed around 1916.  The original master for the Earl Shilton troop was Mr Horace Perkins, and Mr W Cotton was president.

Mr Perkins recalls “Much of the Scouts’ equipment was homemade.  In the early days we water proofed heavy bed sheets and would sew them into tents” (John Lawrence).  The Scout troop took part in the World Jamboree at Olympia, London in 1920.  During the Jamboree they camped in the town of Barnet.

Mr Rudkin was a local carrier and the first man in the village to possess a motor charabanc.  Bus and safety regulations were not in evidence, as the seats were ordinary chairs, set in rows and roped around the sides.  Children were given free rides round the village on its inception.

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