1st East Grinstead Scout Group
Centenary 1908 - 2008

1965 Patrick Moore

Transcript of E G Courier 28 May 1965

Scouts and Cubs say 'goodbye' at camp fire

A camp fire in honour of Mr. Patrick Moore was held at Hackenden on Saturday. Cubs and Scouts from all Groups in the East Grinstead and district attended to say farewell and thank you for all the help and encourage­ment they have received from him. He has been instrumental in arousing interest in the Astronomer Starman, Meteorologist. Archaeologist and Weatherman badges by pro­viding expert and enthusiastic instruction

In addition to this, Scouting has benefited immensely from his factual reporting of activity throughout the dis­trict. These were his primary contributions; the many other ways in which he has helped the movement are too numerous and varied to list.

As a token of their gratitude, the unformed mem­bers of the movement presen­ted him with an album contain­ing the signatures of the Cubs, Scouts, Senior Scouts. Rovers and Scouters of the district.

After the camp fire the Dis­trict Rovers left for a camp at Hindleap Warren where, after the customary vigils early on Sunday morning, Queens Scouts Barry Dyer and Michael Cooper were invested as Rovers. Later in the morning Barry Leah of the 4th East Grinstead and Peer Spain, who was a Senior Scout in Middlesex, were accepted as Rover Squires. Badges awarded: Weatherman, Garry Neale; Meteorolo­gist, Garry Neale, Richard Tozer.

The top picture shows the representatives of all local Scout groups who said "good. bye." to Mr. Moore. This photo was specially taken by a "Courier" cameraman for Mr. Moore's souvenir hook