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30 amazing facts about Scouts http://scouts.org.uk/news/2013/06/30-amazing-facts-about-scouts/
16 year old Scout who became the youngest naval VC winner in 1916 He was a hero for 7 million children and earned one artist an international reputation
Born in 1900 to a Cambridge father and a Bedfordshire mother, John Cornwell, also known as Jack, led an ordinary life in Leyton, East London where he lived. His only claim to fame was when he saved a young girl from a drain using the life saving and first aid skills he learned as a Scout with the 11th East Ham Troop. But all that changed when he joined the navy and became the youngest naval winner of the Victoria Cross at the age of 16 for an act of sheer bravery under enemy fire at the Battle of Jutland.More
Those magnificent men (and women) with their flying machines compete on Dunstable Downs
Over 80 Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from around Bedfordshire county flew into Dunstable to take part in their annual kite contest and a place in a national kite festival. These magnificent men (and women) with their flying machines also competed to have the best, the longest flying or most broken kite during a fun-filled morning on Dunstable Downs. And they arrived from places as far afield as Cardington, Bedford, Flitwick and Ivinghoe as well as Luton and Houghton Regis.More
Duchess welcomes good turn Scouts to Woburn
Scouts from Badger Hill Scout group in Maulden turned out in force to help out at a Woburn Abbey garden festival and received a personal thanks from the Duchess of Bedford for their efforts.
Organised by Scout Leader Helen Draycott, the Scouts spent two days helping visitors move their large purchases to the car park some half mile away. It was a job for a sturdy pair of arms, a wheelbarrow and a steady line in jokes.
Said one with a grin, “I didn’t know my wisteria from my weeping willow until I came here.”More