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4th Carlton Scouts

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Hi all. I was in 4th Carlton(st Paul's Own) scouts from around 1978 to 1982/3. Just wondering if they are still going these days and if they still have the band. Parade Sundays were brilliant. I played the trumpet first then became a drummer for a while. Any memories or pictures from members on here.

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Blacks Head Boy #1

I was in 4th Carlton scouts round about 1950's Frank Maddison was the scout leader i think his brother Gerald had something to do with it, We was based in an old building opposite St. Pauls Church. We had Sunday parades. I don't know weather they are still going. Frank became an accountant in later life. He was very keen and a good scoutmaster as I recall. I know that he played the violin not on parade of course.

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A chap called Phil Barlow was our skip when I first joined, a great bloke. He went on to become District Commisioner. Might search for a few of the lads on Facebook see what they have gone on to do

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10 minutes ago, radfordred said:

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Dyb = do your best. Dob = do our best*....however, please read the small print. *not liable for the quality of the work or whether it gets completed. This does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer!

 

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When I was in the Boy Scouts I could think of one or two who would have been better suited to the Girl Guides   slywink

 

Rog

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boy_scouts_6.jpgBob a Job week...Tug having his boots blanco'd at Central Division.

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;)Sorry to be pedantic Ian but boots are 'bulled' with black polish preferable Kiwi and iced water. Back in the old days webbing used to be 'blanco'd and it was white...;)

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Bloody heck mate I am old but not that bloody old webbing was green by the time I was in.......the boots were still black thoughsmile2

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No!! I lived with a Mansfield copper who i am sure smeared his boots with iced water and polish...then lit it to get a high glaze?

Could be wrong..i was only 21.

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Ah I see, yes I have heard that one too but not sure if it is true, but I did use a hot desert spoon to smooth the leather out when I first started work on a pair of ammo boots I managed to acquire from the guards at Pirbright.thumbsup

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