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First Luton Sea Scouts
Established 1909

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Royal Navy Number:69   Charity Number:300465
Group Correspondence:25 St. Andrews Close, Slip End, Luton, LU1 4DE


Group History

The 1930's

The old stables in Chapel Street which had been the headquarters were demolished and so the group moved to new premises in Leagrave Road.

In February 1933, the cub pack was formed and was led by Miss Janes.  She later married Horace Sharp, the assistant scout leader under Cyril Welch.

In 1934, the troop went to Ampthill Park where they met Baden-Powell and his wife.  They were also chosen to represent the county at the Hatfield Rally the following month where once again Baden-Powell was present.  Apparently, Baden-Powell actually recognised the group and came over for a chat!

In 1937, the group attended the Dutch Jamboree where Cyril Welch met his future wife whilst on a visit to Utrecht.  In the same year, the 1st Luton started its Rover crew for the older members and moved headquarters again, this time to George Street West.