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Scouting history

24 August 2012

Scouting history: a cutting about the Leysdown tragedy of 4 August 1912 (above), when nine boys, eight of them Boy Scouts of the 2nd Walworth Troop, based at St John's, Larcom Street (below), and Dulwich College Mission, were drowned on the Thames. At St John's, 100,000 people paid their respects. A memorial by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (bottom) stood in Nunhead Cemetery until the life-size bronze by Lillie Reed was stolen in the 1960s. The story is one of many told in Baden-Powell Country by Steven Harris, a cornucopia of Scouting memories (Lewarne Publishing, £23; 978-0-9513168-9-4)


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