Fred Jameson

Fred Jameson, 1st Grimsbury’s first Group Scout Master, passed away on 9th January 2016. Fred, who was from Newcastle upon Tyne, came to Banbury in 1945 as a schoolteacher, after demobilisation from the army. He taught at Dashwood Road School, St Leonard’s and St Mary’s schools in Banbury. He was instrumental in starting 1st Grimsbury Scouts in 1952.

He moved, with his family , back to Newcastle in 1956.

Fred was a scoutmaster from 1935, when he was granted a warrant as an assistant scoutmaster, until he retired from scouting at the age of 65. He had then held a warrant almost continuous for 50 years. In recognition of this, the Chief Scout awarded him the Silver Wolf “for services to Scouting” in 1985.

He died peacefully in his sleep aged 95 years.

Celebrating 100 years of Cub Scouts in 2016

In 2016 we will commemorate one hundred years of the Cub Scout section with local and national celebrations. To help you celebrate we’ve produced four resource packs full of programme ideas and activities to help you make the most of this amazing year. They’re designed to support different events and opportunities throughout 2016, as well as offering a whole years worth of programme ideas that you can use in your Pack.

Cub Scouts themselves have a massive role to play in this special year. The resources will help you get them involved in the planning, and to help choose and organise the activities, whilst also working towards gaining badges and awards.

District Cycle Ride 2015

35 Cubs from 1st Grimsbury, 2nd Banbury, 1st Bodicote and 6th Banbury

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