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New Scoutsí HQ opened - 1963

New Scoutsí HQ opened - 1963

An occasion of importance for the future of Scouting and Guiding in Quorn materialised on Saturday when the recently acquired Menís Institute building was officially opened as the new headquarters.

The official opening was made by Mr S F Peshall before a large gathering of Scouts, Guides, Brownies and Wolf Cubs with their parents and friends together with prominent officials in the movement in the area.

Mr A Devereaux, chairman of the Headquarters, introduced visitors and spoke of the large amount of work that had been undertaken to get the building shipshape.

He praised their chief benefactor, the late Mr Chalinder Allen, without whom the purchase would not have been possible and the Assistant County Commissioner for Scouts, Mr T M Walters in introducing Mr S F Peshall and inviting him to open the premises, congratulated the committee on such a wonderful transformation of the building.

Mr S F Peshall who had had a long association with the Scouting movement, spoke of the excellent amount of good that Scouting and Guiding can do for young people.

Thanks were given by Mrs B T Rowe, secretary of Loughborough Division of the Guides, and prayers led by the Vicar, the Rev S A Jackson, ended the ceremony.

Visitors then enjoyed tea, served by the Guidesí and Browniesí Parentsí Committee, and were able to review the excellent amenities offered to the young people, together with the colourful emblems and work arranged by Scoutmaster Rodney Offley.

Picture caption: Mr A Devereux speaks at the opening of Quorn Scouts HQ

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 Submitted on: 2012-02-02
 Submitted by: Gillian and Minnie Brown
 Artefact ID: 1528
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