The little sods from the !st Monchen Gladbach Scout Troop

Read this fantastic story of Scouting of yesteryear told by John. He is now retired, both from stealing from the Tuck Shop, and from his legal duties. He can still sing the old scouting songs though!

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scouts-threeIt must have been the summer of 1961. Certainly before the Beatles. The music that year was all Dean Martin and the Drifters, or itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini.* And I recall being in love with a girl in the 4th form at Queens’s school in Rheindalen, Carol, and constantly singing a song to her called “Oh Carol”.** And there was Elvis of course. Anyway, I was in the boy scouts then. Moved on I had from the cubs, left behind all that Akela and dib dib, dib, dob, dob, dob stuff. Cubs had sixers in charge. I had been a sixer when a cub. Born to command I was. Now, in that summer of ’61, I had graduated to the scouts and I was quickly made a Patrol leader. Sometimes I even wore long trousers.

They would meet once a week, Wednesday evening…

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2 thoughts on “The little sods from the !st Monchen Gladbach Scout Troop

  1. Peter,

    I though this site was so outstanding in its production qualities and content that you might appreciate it: http://jt-p.uk/royal-signals-1960s-memories/

    John McGuiggan Barrister at Law

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    1. Thank you so much John. It is amazing, and needs a really good read, or two! I have so few photos of me in uniform, apart from large Mess photos, and none actually working, as I spent most of my career in restricted areas! He certainly packed plenty in in 6 years.

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