Charney and Lyford Boy Scouts

On January 24, 1908, the Boy Scouts movement began in England with the publication of the first installment of Robert Baden-Powell’s Scouting for Boys

St Mary’s Parish Magazine –

May 1915: On April 14 [1915] an interesting meeting was held at, the Schools at 7.30 p.m. to consider the desirability of forming a Charney Company of Boy Scouts. After a few words from the chairman (Rev. T. H. Trott), the meeting was addressed by Lady Hyde and F. W. Weiler-Poley, Esq., who clearly and interestingly explained the object of the meeting and gave good and useful advice to those who wished to form themselves into such a company. The chairman proposed a vote of thanks to the speakers who had so kindly come to address the meeting and taken such an interest in the matter.

June 1915: The first drill of the Charney and Lyford Boy Scouts’ Company took place on May 11 in the Charney School playground. The Boy Scouts at present number thirteen. They made a very good beginning.

January 1916: A very successful Concert was given in The Schoolroom on Wednesday, November 24 at 7.30 p.m., in aid of the Charney and Lyford Boy Scouts’ Fund. There was a large audience who showed their hearty appreciation of the excellent programme arranged for the evening’s entertainment. The proceeds amounted to £4 2s, from which 7s. 6d will have to be deducted for expenses.