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Group History 1940 - 1949

Year Event
1940 The first issue of a Group Magazine "Damper" [13200]† is published
1941 The 59th along with other Groups help erect Morrison indoor air raid shelters
Mr W Ward is appointed Group Secretary
1942 The Army takes over the Parish Hall and Scout, Cub and Rover Meetings are transferred to (? St Andrew's Church Mission/Hall) in Dyson Place [28030]
Cubs and Scouts collect scrap metal as part of the War Effort
1943 The original five Sheffield Divisions cease and St Augustines is now in Hallam Division - one of ten new Divisions(1)
The first meeting of an unofficial Senior Scout Patrol is held
1944 The Group's second King's Scout Badge is awarded to M G Wang
1945 End of World War Two
1946 Senior Scout Section officially started
New "Plan for Rover Scouts" introduced
5th July - The Group returns to Parish Hall, Wiseton Road
The Rover Crew records its highest membership
1948 The Senior Scout Troop is registered
First Kings Scout Certificate is awarded to K Atkin
The Rover Crew wins the Selwyn Trophy Cup
The first post war Scout Summer Camp is held - in Crawfordsburn, Northern Ireland
1949 First National Bob-a-Job Week - The Group earns £21 (2013 - £600)
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(1) Events in italics refer to national or City Events. For more information on national Scouting events click
Numbers in brackets [xxxx] are links to more information in the Group's archives.