Market Lavington Museum

Wartime Scouts and Cubs

Organisations for children were, no doubt, very important during wartime. A lot of the men folk in the villages were away from home and naturally, that put a big strain on family life. It must have been a real bonus for the women, left at home, to be able to send lads off to the local scout group.

We have recently been given a superb photo of scouts, cubs and leaders, all wonderfully named. It is believed that the location for this photo is the old Vicarage (now the nursing home).

Market Lavington Scouts and Cubs during World War II

The scouts with numbers for identification

Here are the same people with numbers. The name that goes with each number can be seen below.