WW1 and WW2

Scouting was just six years old when the Great War tested all the component parts of our society. The strength of Scouting was sufficient to hold up and to grow stronger in after the Peace.

Most records of this time are lost.

World War Two is better recorded. The long term plans for Scouting that were being discussed in the middle of the war are testament to the belief in the final victory and to a clear sighted understanding that Scouting would need to adapt to a country that had once again moved on, whilst retaining the core worth and old certainties.

JWR Archivist June 2021