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The 1930’s

1930Third National Rover Moot held at Auchengillan, Glasgow Scouts’ Camping Ground.

Baden-Powell and Lady Baden -Powell unveiled the ‘Royal Scot’ Class Locomotives (Type 4-6-0) The Boy Scout and The Girl Guide in Euston Station, London.

10th Torquay Scout Group (later 10th Torbay) founded by Rev H B St John Hodge

11th Torquay Scout Group (later 11th Torbay) founded by Rev C. G. Dawe. The group was started as 11th Torquay (2nd St Marychurch) and met at St Martins church hall, Hele.

New Torquay Scout Headquarters open in Trematon Avenue, Torquay.
1931
First World Rover Moot at Kandersteg, Switzerland.

10th Torquay change to a Sea Scout Group

1932The Gang’s All Here, the first London Gang Show, produced by Ralph Reader.

15th Torquay Scout Group (later 15th Torbay) was formed by Mr W. A. Savage. The group met at Belgrave Church Hall, now Central Church
1933Fourth World Jamboree held in the Royal Forest of Gödöllö in Hungary. 34 Nations were represented by 25,792 Scouts.  The weather was excellent. Scouters and Guiders Cruise organised by Lady Baden-Powell on the S.S. Calgaric to Holland, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden and Norway.
1934First National Scout Service held in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle for holders of the King’s Scout Badge and Scout Gallantry Awards. Scouters and Guiders Cruise on the S.S. Adriatic in the Mediterranean
visiting Gibraltar, France, Malta, Algeria and Portugal.
1935The Scouts arranged the Chain of Beacons to mark the Silver Jubilee of King George V.
The first of 1,775 Beacons in the chain was lit in Hyde Park on 6th May at 10pm by H.M. King George V. One Beacon after another quickly followed throughout the United Kingdom.

World Rover Moot held at Ingarö in Sweden.
1937Baden-Powell attended the first All-India Jamboree in Delhi.

Scouts on duty at the Coronation of H.M. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

Baden -Powell received the Order of Merit.

Fifth World Jamboree held at Vogelenzang in Holland.  28,750 Scouts from 54 nations took part.
1938Boy Scout Fund launched at the Mansion House.

Baden-Powell left England for the last time to retire to his bungalow in the grounds of the Outspan Hotel at Nyeri in Kenya.  He christened his new home Paxtu – Pax the Second. Tu in Swahili means complete, Paxtu means Complete Peace.
1939First Scouts’ Soap Box Derby took place at Brooklands Race Track

Third Rover Moot at Monzie in Scotland.

Scouts volunteer for War duties.

Admiralty ask Scouts to volunteer for Convoy Signaller duties.


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