In 2012, 44 members of the Scout section went on a special 75th Anniversary camp to Kandersteg, Switzerland. We had been fundraising for 12 months to assist with the overall costs of getting there. In total over £16,000 was raised, the majority came from bag packing at Supermarkets. Parents, Scouts and Leaders performed heroically, and worked very hard to achieve this. A real team effort.

Memorable Experiences Book

We are keen to contact as many ex 14th Scouts as possible.

We would like them to send in (max 100 words) their ‘Most memorable experience when they were a Scout with 14th Lowestoft ‘

It could be their favourite camp memory, or troop night/night hike/…anything really !

We would like them to send an email that we can capture. Send it to We plan to publish them all in a book, and for everyone to be able to see it at our June 30th Open Day/BBQ at the Den.

Received so far

I joined the 14th Lowestoft in around 1969 when I was at the Grammar School. The Leader was Skipper Cox and I was in Eagle patrol whose PL was Alex Pearce and whose deputy was Robin Stebbings. I never could do the salute properly and still can’t! It was a great source of embarrassment to me at the time.

I remember Gang Shows, church parades, orienteering and camping at Herringfleet and a great summer camp on the Isle of Wight in Ventnor at which Royden Lovely a former Queen’s Scout assisted Skipper to keep us all in control.

I had great times with the 14th and enjoyed all the activities and of course winning the coveted badges.

I am glad to see it continues to operate all these years later as it was a good way of teaching boys to lead active, inquisitive lives. I am pleased I joined and have very fond memories of Skipper Cox and his oh so corny campfire stories!

Long may you continue.

David Crickmore – now living in the Sultanate of Oman and London.
55b Albert Bridge Road
London SW11 4QA

So many wonderful memories of my time at the 14th it’s difficult to choose. As a scout camping on Guernsey – Jersey, walking the coastal paths and playing widegames in the dunes near the golf course when the sprinklers started I thought a snake was coming after me!

Camping at Kielder Forest with clouds of midges which made my eyes swell so I couldn’t see!.

Camping on a raft in the middle of Oulton Broad to celebrate the 21st Birthday of Venture scouts.

A venture expedition to Jura, canoeing on the sea loch and getting the tides wrong, and wading back through loads of very deep mud.

Sorry is 107 words!

Lawrence Chapman  Scout, venture, leader at 14th 


Last updated on Sunday 18th January 2015