Scout appeal for anniversary celebrations

Barry And District News: JOIN US: 11th Barry Sea Scouts want past and present members to celebrate 90 years of existence (3515556) JOIN US: 11th Barry Sea Scouts want past and present members to celebrate 90 years of existence (3515556)

A BARRY sea scout group has launched a search for former members and leaders to help commemorate its 90th anniversary celebrations.

11th Barry Sea Scouts is looking for all those who have been involved with the 11th Barry Sea Scout and 13th Barry (1st Island) groups to contact them and join them to mark this special year.

It was recorded at Gilwell that the group was first registered on November, 26 1941, but records found at the Glamorgan Archives show the group existed on May, 1 1924 .

Group scout leader (acting) Bryan Foley said: “We also believe that the group existed before this and possibly before the start of the First World War, as the group was presented with a Standard by Arther Copp in memory of a Private Sydney Copp who died fighting for his country at Vis-en-Artois , France on September 5, 1918, aged 19 .

“Prior to enlisting Sydney lived at Edgehill , Victoria Park Road , Cadoxton, with his parents William and Mary . If anyone knows of the whereabouts of any surviving relatives of Private Copp we would be grateful for that information or if you are related to the family please contact us as we are formally looking to lay this Standard up this year as marking the Centenary of WW1 with the same dignity to which it was presented to our group."

For details about the group or future events to mark the 90th celebrations, or if you have information to send, e-mail GSL@11thbarryscouts.org.uk, see Facebook - 11th Barry Sea Scout Group or call 07779658331.

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