1st East Grinstead Scout Group
Centenary 1908 - 2008
1980 Soap Box Derby

Transcript of E G Courier 12 Jun 1980

PIANO SMASHING and welly throwing were two of the enter­tainments on offer at the East Grinstead and District Scouts soap box and derby fair held in the town on Saturday. Part of the pro­ceeds are for equipment for the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead.

King George's playing field, where the event was held, was the site of many broken records during the afternoon, when the district Scouts with visiting Scout groups, took' part in go-kart racing.

Every age group in the Scout movement was represented. Some karts skidded and crashed, and some wheels were lost, but there were no casualties.
The results were: Cubs: 1 7th East Grinstead (42 points), 2 6th East Grinstead (41), 3 Blackboys and Framfield, visiting team 30). Scouts: 1 1st East Grinstead (52), 2 8th East Grinstead (43), 3 Blackboys and Framfield (30). Scout leaders: 1 1st East Grinstead, 2 8th East Grinstead, 3 Blackboys and Framfield. The event was organised by the District Commissioner Terry Newman