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altThe group moved to a NCB owned building next to Lambton Nursing Home in the late 60's, and Mr Fred Forster, a bricklayer and council area foreman became Group Scout Leader (GSL).  Fred "my bonnie lies over the ocean" Forster was to become a major influence to the Group's leaders and members and was a respected community member. Using the patrol system he created generation after generation of self confident scouts who still show him their respects today.


The group moved to a NCB owned building next to Lambton Nursing Home in the late 60's, and Mr Fred Forster, a bricklayer and council area foreman became Group Scout Leader (GSL).  Fred Forster was to become a major influence to the Group's leaders and members and was a respected community member. Using the patrol system he created generation after generation of self confident scouts who still show him their respects today.

Fred was supported by the groups first committee, with people like Alan Nicholson, Hugh Ridley, Sid Mathews, Wilf Keating, Jim Jordan helping the group to fundraise through dances and beetle drives. Leaders blossomed like Neil SmIth, Carol Forster, Kevin Brown, Michael Bass, and Martin Ridley.

Camping flourished, with camps at Walk, Brothers Water, Finthswaite, Loughrig Tarn, Abbotsford, Derbyshire, Selkirk and Jersey. As well as other destinations, the content and way things were run was an absolute pleasure for scouts. From travelling to camp on the back of George Vardy's wagon to camp court at the end, it was class.

First Marquee
Fred (4th left top) With 1ST Burnmoor's First Marquee.
Robert Foster Just Below













Freds Bugle





Fred Forster a Scout in 1st Burnmoor Aged 15