Collection AR155 - Log Book of the 15th Southern Croydon St Peters Scout Group, Earl Haig Patrol

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AR155

Title

Log Book of the 15th Southern Croydon St Peters Scout Group, Earl Haig Patrol

Date(s)

  • 1928 - 1929 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 vol

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Name of creator

15th Southern Croydon, St Peters Scouts Group (1927)

Administrative history

The 15th Southern Croydon, St Peters Scouts was formed in November 1927 under Scoutmaster Rev. Peter Thornton. By the time of their first concert in November 1928 the membership was over 100 Rovers (17 to 25 years), Scouts (11 to 16 years) and Cubs (7 to 11 years). The Troop met in their headquarters on Selsdon Road. Reports of their activities appear in the St Peters parish magazine.

In 1935, the Rovers leave the 15th and set up a new Troop (St Peters parish magazine, May 1935, p.7).

Archival history

Deposited with East Surrey Museum by Mr K.S.Buss of Whyteleafe.Transferred to Croydon Archives Service in 2003. The document was originally found while clearing out a loft.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Accession Number: A751

Log books of two Croydon Scout Groups

Two log books:

1) Log book of the 64th Croydon Scout Group, 1935

2) Log book of the Earl Haig Patrol, 15th South Croydon St Peters Scout Group, c.1926 -1928.

Item date: c.1928

Accession date: 09/10/2003

Custodial history: Deposited with East Surrey Museum by Mr K.S.Buss, 25 Beverley Road, Whyteleafe. Found while clearing out a loft.

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Scope and content

Log book of the Earl Haig Patrol, 15th Southern Croydon, St Peters Rover Scouts. The log book begins on 01 November 1928 as the first log book covering the preceding year had evidently been lost. The purpose of the log was to record a true and unbiased account of the activities of the Patrol, a list of members together with their addresses, a record of Tests passed and any correspondence received.. The volume includes correspondence, programmes and details of camps, including a camp by six rovers at Corbion in Belgium in August 1929 although there is little information after this date.

The log book was compiled by Eric Cleaver, ASM, of 77 St Peters Road.

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  • English

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Fragile

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The log book of the 64th Croydon Scout Troop, also completed by Eric Cleaver, was found with this one and is held at AR156.

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GB-352-ar155

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Dates of creation revision deletion

24/06/2015

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