In 1953 the group leaders decided to organise a Gang show and recruited the help of the cub leader and her assistant.

 

     
   

FROM : IAN BROWN

I HAD TO RECITE A POEM, PAUSING AT CERTAIN BITS TO LET BILLY BOTTERILL DO THE SOUND EFFECTS. I CAN EVEN RECALL SOME OF IT:

THE CLOCK WAS STRIKING TWO O'CLOCK AND ALL AROUND WAS STILL, WHEN SUDDENLY A FORM AROSE AND CREPT ACROSS THE HILL, TOWARDS THE OLD FARMHOUSE THE FORM SO VERY SLOW DID CREEP, AND ALL AROUND WAS SILENT 'CEPT THE NOISES OF THE SHEEP,HE COULDN'T SEE TOO CLEARLY, POOR OLD FARMER GRAY, 'CAUSE HE HAD SUCH BUSHY EYEBROWS THEY WERE ALWAYS IN THE WAY, AND THEN AS IF TO MAKE HIS CUP OF BAD LUCK QUITE COMPLETE,THE GUM THAT HE'D BEEN CHEWING STUCK HIS WHISKERS TO THE SHEET.

 
 
I NEVER THOUGHT I COULD REMEMBER SO MUCH AFTER 55 YEARS. "IAN"
 

FROM: DUNCAN SLATER

MY RECOLLECTION IS OF THE "GRAND FINALE"

SCENARIO:

THE OLDER BOYS WERE DRESSED UP AS "RANGERS" (I WORE MY SISTERS UNIFORM) WHILE THE YOUNGER BOYS AS "GIRL GUIDES" JIM KEMP WAS MADE UP AS A MIDDLE AGED LADY AND AS THE LEADER WAS TO MARCH US AROUND THE STAGE SINGING A POPULAR GERMAN HIKING "I LOVE TO GO A WANDERING".

EXECUTION:

ALL WENT WELL UNTIL WE CAME TO THE PART IN THE SONG "WE WAVE OUR HATS TO ALL WE SEE" AT THIS POINT EVERYONE HAD TO WAVE TO THE AUDIENCE A PROBLEM AROSE AS JIM STARTED TO WAVE THE STRAP ON HIS BRA BROKE AND THE PADDING STARTED TO SLIP, BUT LIKE A TRUE TROOPER HE MARCHED IN TIME, SUNG IN TUNE, AND WAVED THIS RIGHT HAND WHILE WITH HIS LEFT HAND UP HIS SWEATER TRIED TO STUFF THE PADING INTO HIS BRA.

THE RESULT:

THE UPSIDE: WAS WE GOT A GREAT APPLAUSE (IF THEY WERE TO GIVING OUT A "OSCAR" JIM WOULD HAVE WON IT HANDS DOWN).

THE DOWNSIDE: JIM'S GRILFRIEND WAS EMBARASSED SHE WOULD NOT LET HIM WALK HER HOME.