An exhibition of the history of 3rd Peel Sea Scouts was held in the Headquarters on Friday 20 th March. On show were photographs and log books that had been kept by the late Commander Green from the inception of the group in 1950.
Some spent two hours reading the entries and reliving the events which were recorded in Commander Green’s (known as White Buffalo) own special way. An event where two of the scouts were good and “the rest were rubbish”. In another case he fined one lad 10p for eating the Commander’s biscuits when being given a lift in his car! There was one old scout who started with the troop in 1950 when they met in the former Clothworkers’ School in Derby Road . Most of the others met in the Nissen hut in Mill Road used between 1950 and 1960. One old scout attending remembers his father driving grandfather’s coal lorry to Janets Corner to pick up the Nissen hut from the former RAF base and also the lorry being used to take scouts to camp.
There were two sessions, one in the afternoon for former scouts and cubs and in the evening for the general public, although some of the old scouts came to that session.
See more photos from the event’s gallery.Tags: 3rd Peel Sea Scouts