GILT CROSS FOR FIRE FIGHTING
THE ScOut (lilt Cross is to be
awarded to J. Tickner of the 5th Leigh-on-Sea (Our Lady of Lourdes) Group, "in recognition of his gallantry when he dragged a burning oil-stove from the house into the garden after it had burst into flames igniting the floor-covering and furniture" at Westchff-ons Sea last March.
Three Queen's Scouts in Sr. Joseph's Roeharepton Scout Group will receive their Royal Certificates from the Chief Scout, Sir Charles Maclean, this month. They are Michael Harding, of the Salesian College, Battersea; Antony Hamilton, of London Oratory School; and Anthony Matters, an old boy of the Salesian College. Battersea, now working at the Post Office Engineering Branch.
Rover Scouts in the Catholic 8th Stafford Crew are busy with other Rovers in the district helping to chop up logs which will he given to Old people in the parish at Christmas time.
"Catholics and Scouting" is the title of the new Catholic Truth Society booklet (price 6d.) written by Fr. Patrick W. Corrigan,. Scout national chaplain for England and Wales.
It includes statements on Scouting by the late Pope Pius XII, and it covers the fundamentals of Scoutmg, the patrol system, religious policy. Catholic-sponsored groups, the need for more Scout leaders, and the purpose of the Catholic Scout Guilds in this country.
The ex-naval whaler, " Vanguard," bought a year ago for £50 by the 8th Westminster Scout Group ("The Cardinal's Own"), is now nearly ready for action, after a further £120 has been spent on her. The boat is to be moved from Marlow to the group's own moorings, probably on the Thames alongside the famous research ship "Discovery."
Going to St. Ives ?
Permission to erect a crib beside the Christmas tree at the Guildhall. St. Ives, Cornwall, has been granted by St. Ives Borough Council to Fr. Austin W. Delaney. 0.S.B., the administrator of the Church of the Sacred Heart and St. Ia. on Tregenna Hill. Fr. Delaney has asked those who can help with the erection of the crib to contact him at the presbytery.