1936 – Scout and Leader Rescue 5 People

4 July 2015

read the full info here During the scout summer camp at Stratford-on-Avon 1936, Hopwas Rover Scout Jack Hitchener and Troop Leader W. Brookes rescued 4 men and girl form the river Avon.  They were awarded the Silver Cross in March 1937.  This award is one of the highest scouting awards for gallantry.

Troop Leader W.H. Brooks. Hopwas Group. Silver Cross, 4 August 1936. With assistance, rescuing four men and a girl from drowning in the River Avon at Warwick on August 4th 1936. Awarded March 23rd 1937.
Rover Squire J. Hitchiner. Hopwas Group. Silver Cross, 4 August 1936. With assistance, rescuing four men and a girl from drowning in the River Avon at Warwick on August 4th 1936. Awarded March 23rd 1937.