Boy Scouts Rally

February 1920

Mexborough and Swinton Times February 21, 1920

Boy Scouts Rally

A great rally of Boy Scouts gathered to Conisborough on Saturday afternoon.

Representatives of the Scout movement were present from Doncaster, Askern, Mexborough, and other villages.

In the early afternoon a football match was played in the Hockey Club field, which had been kindly lent by Mr. W. J. Carter for the occasion. The opposing teams were composed of representatives from the supporters of Mr. “No” and Mr. “Yes, which means those who are opposed to, and those in favour of, the inauguration of a Scout magazine for the Doncaster district. General Bewicke-Copley accompanied by his daughter, Miss Bewicke-Copley, were present, and the latter kicked off at the beginning of the match. After a most exciting contest the game ended in a draw, the scores being one goal each.

Tea was served in the Church Sunday School, the headquarters of the 2nd Conisborough Troop debate followed, under the chairmanship of Major Clarke, the subject being ‘the question of a Magazine.

Some very plain speaking was indulged in, many excellent points being made on either side and the utmost good fellowship was shown throughout the debate. The whole of the arrangements wore successfully carried out, and everyone of the hundred and fifty Scouts who took part in the rally appeared to find the afternoon all too short. An impromptu sing-song brought the memorable afternoon to a close.