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SWIFT Scout Troop 1920's
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Photograph of the Wigan SWIFTS Scout Troop c. 1920's My dad Tom Hunt is end middle row, with arms folded. I can remember seeing a cloth flag with an image of a swift on it. But it must have got thrown away at sometime during a sort out..
Appears they had won some sort of competition No idea of who the other people are?
Notice the PROPER scout hats...

Comment by: Cloie on 5th August 2021 at 19:13

They sure look sharp! And most are smiling! Probably a lot of fun being a scout!

Comment by: Cyril on 5th August 2021 at 20:38

During the Summer Shows in Mesnes Park the scouts would do displays, I remember once when I was there with my friend and his parents, (because his older brother was a scout) a type of zip wire using ropes had been set up, and it did look to be fun Cloie, unfortunately we wasn't allowed to have a go on it.

I was told why those campaign hats were worn, but I'd forgotten, having looked it up, it's because with them being outside the wide brim on the hat gave the wearer protection from both the sun and the rain, also the hat was favoured by Baden Powell.

Comment by: Edna on 5th August 2021 at 21:14

Good photo of your dad Ron, lovely to look back on, for you and your family. I bet he learned a few skills, as they did in those groups.The lady on the left reminds me of Sheila Hancock.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 6th August 2021 at 08:27

My mother was a Girl Guide leader when my parents lived in India, the guide troup was called The Bluebirds, think I posted a pic WW/ people/Bradshaws.
Great pic to have Ron.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 12th August 2021 at 13:12

My dad and the other scout on the middle row have a badge on their hats. Maybe it signified some rank i.e. Leader? Don't you wish you had asked more questions..

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