In honour of Remembrance Day, The Kingston Scout Museum has prepared a special exhibit of Scout and Cub memorabilia from World War two. Below is a summary of some of the exhibit.
Pride of place in the exhibit, an article from the Kingston-Whig Standard dated November 14th 1944. Private Raymond Hill of Kingston had been killed on the Western Front. Raymond had been the Assistant Cub-master at the 1st Kingston Group, St. James’. He had attended Portsmouth public school, and sang in St. George’s Cathedral choir.
During the wars years, Scouts when doing tasks in support of the war effort wore “War Service Arm Bands”. An arm band, together with a letter they had hand delivered throughout Kingston is displayed. The letter from Kingston War Services, appealed to householders to provide accommodation to the families of servicemen, based in the area.
- On Sunday May31st 1942, a Patriotic Service was held at Richardson Stadium, sponsored by Kingston Scouts and Guides. Featured were Blitz Scouts from London England and the band of The Princess of Wales own Regiment. A program from the event is displayed.
shortages required wartime badges to be printed on canvas rather than
embroided.Many unique badges are
on display. Most noteworthy a rare Flying Lion award, presented to Scouts
proficient in selected aviation skills.
Our Secretary, Bill Lewis, has created slideshows of the Kingston Scout Museum!