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    1940 theme evening

    Hi all

    Does anyone have any ideas for a 1940 "old style" scouting evening or any ideas where we can get an old scout master uniform

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    We had a visit from a village resident who was in the Women's Land Army. She talked about her life on the farm, watching the bombers fly towards London and so on. then we showed them how much food they had to live on with rationing, and cooked a few of the delicacies. Carrot fudge was a particularly memorable dish.

    They will probably all have done the evacuee thing with school, so of course they're experts in the experiences of children in 1940.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peop...a8067495.shtml This might be useful.

    Try having them memorise messages and deliver them across an obstacle course. If you can get an old train set, or even a wooden Thomas the Tank Engine set, try this. You tell the Sixer/PL that his group has to count how many carriages/goods wagons, and as much other detail as you want to ask for, there are on the train due in 5 minutes, the other side of an obstacle course/outside viewed from a window, whatever. He has to stay with you to guard the base, so he has to get the rest of the group to go. On the way they are met by another leader, so only some go on to the viewing point. They sneak up and watch the train run and come back (minus any who are seen), pass the message on to the remainder who then go to pass it on to the Sixer, who reports to you.
    The long march through the institutions is nearly complete.

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    You could always ask someone from the BBS & BGS to come along and run the evening for you... won't get much more authentic than that unless you add blackout curtains and tape up the windows...
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    Get the older ones to run the meeting. Most adults were far too busy during the war to do more than make sure kids were fed and loosely supervised. My Dad ran 2 cubs packs in the early 1940s -- he was 12 years old at the time.

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    You could run a scouts in occupied Europe evening, meet in secret, run messages for the resistance, find downed allied airmen before the Nazis, hide political refugees. Just don't dress up as Nazis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Ransley View Post
    You could run a scouts in occupied Europe evening, meet in secret, run messages for the resistance, find downed allied airmen before the Nazis, hide political refugees. Just don't dress up as Nazis
    Are you allowed to even mention who we were fighting, now that we're all friends?
    The long march through the institutions is nearly complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ihatecamping View Post
    Are you allowed to even mention who we were fighting, now that we're all friends?
    We are friends with the Germans, The Nazis are still legitimate targets.

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    Get somebody to bang on the window and shout "put that light out"
    Have an air raid siren go off then all file out to a shelter while suitable sound effects go off

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    Do a Dads Army style theme, with blackouts , army drills, ration book meals, air raid sirens, and maybe have a little black book - 'Don't tell him your name Pike'

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    I can remember my dad telling me that during the war, as Scouts they tried to carry on as normal. Camping, pushing the trek cart out to local woods - a lot of time was spent collecting wood, and scavanging coal from the railways where it fell from the locomotives.
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    We did some badge work from the era at one point and compared it with cub badge work now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ihatecamping View Post
    Are you allowed to even mention who we were fighting, now that we're all friends?
    I mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasy2k1 View Post
    We did some badge work from the era at one point and compared it with cub badge work now

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    do you still have the badgework
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    Mainly used this http://www.thedump.scoutscan.com/cubbookabr.pdf

    It's from just post war but with the same badge scheme as the war years

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