1st East Grinstead Scout Group
Centenary 1908 - 2008

5 Stone
Roberts (Lingfield) v Roberts (Lingfield). A very fine and sporting fight, it was impossible to decide a winner so the verdict was given as a draw

8 Stone
J Davey (Lingfield v M R Ford (East Grinstead) Another very good fight in which Ford though the lighter boy, out boxed his opponent in the second and third rounds and won well

9 Stone
J Pitt (East Grinstead v B Lynn (East Grinstead) This match ended in a draw. Lynn appeared the better boxer his hitting was very straight but he should learn to put his weight behind his blows.

10 Stone
J Selby (Lingfield) v D J Catt (East Grinstead) Another fine match won by Catt. The Lingfield boy was up against too much weight and a much quicker boxer.

A most enjoyable evening was concluded in the hopes that a similar meeting would be arranged next winter

I regret to see how slack some of the Rovers have become with regard to Gym. I am afraid that they fail to realise the enormous amount of good it has done them, and how fortunate they are in having Mr Goldsmith’s expert tuition. also the bad lead that they are giving the younger boys. Gym lately has had an added spice of fun in somersaults and angel dives, which gives further ‘kick’ and appeal to healthy lads. Buck up Rovers!



Since the last issue considerable progress has been made in the alterations to the Rover Den and although not yet complete, we can boast of one of the most useful and comfortable Dens in the County, if not the Country. But I am afraid we do not appreciate the facilities and opportunities placed at our disposal by the Doctor as we should and it is up to each individual Rover to show his appreciation by constant attendance on Rover Nights, and a cheerful acceptance of any task allotted. Unfortunately our numbers at the present time are small, but we are hopeful of this being augmented in the near future by an influx of various scouts who will come up on reaching the age limit in the Troop.