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The activities of the Akuroa troop of the Boy Scouts has been for some time very marked, and the boys" help at entertainments and in other prao tioal ways, led to the organising of a picnic for the boys, whicb took place at Tikao Bay on Easter Monday. Mr G W Thomas interested himself in tbs matter and organised the whole nffair, though be himself was not able to be present to see it carried out. About three launch load.s of pcours and their parent* rnado the trip aums-». and rta-pite ibp rain on Kn-rer Sunday ttiH d«y turned one n bright one, the rather cold wind blowing not. being felt in the bay. In the absence of the Scoutmaster, Mr M Daly, Ser geant D. Dodds tcok charge.

During the afternoon sports were carried out on the beach, all events being well competed with the follow ing.results:— Judging distance — Scout R Young . man 1, Bcout B Gurry 2 ■ l 75yds race—Scout R Youngman 1, Scout B Leete 2, Sergeant Doddg 8 Long jump—Scout 0 Glynan: (4ft) lift 6in 1. Scout D MoLenaghan (2ft) lift 9in 2, R Youngman (scr) lift 7in S.

Blindfold walking competition— Roout H Turner 1, cout M Glynan S : 2 ;1 :

Hop, step and jump—Scout G Mottram (lift 6in) 33ft sin 1, Scout D MoLenaghan (Bfr) 32ft 4in 2, Scout A Cantrell "(Bft 6in) 32ft. 4in) 3

Oocksby—Bcout R Youngman Cross country raoe—Scout L Barretl, C Glynan 2, M Glynan 8 Relay race — The Patrol Scouts Leete, L Curry, H McLenaghan and G Mottram

Three-legged race—Scouts D MeLenaeban and L Curry 1, M Curry and 'M. Glynan 2 Tug' of war ■=- Scout Youngman's team beat Sergeant Dodda' team. ,-At the conclusion of the sports Mr W H Banning, on behalf of the ress dents of Akaroa, pre?ented to Sergeant Dodds for the three scout patrola, viz . "Weka," "Tui" and "Kiwi," a Union Jack on a handsome flag pole made by Mr E Funnel!, with the scotrt motto carved thereon "Be Prepared." Mr Hetining said they had to thank Mr Thomas for the interest be bad taken in the matter, and three hearty cneers were given for him and for Mtb W. E M. Jaconsnn, who worked tbe colours on the flag of the different patrols with their names. Mr C. Hall, CoramHpioner for tbe Scouts in the district,returnpd thanks for the flag on bohal'l of tbe boy?, and said he was very pleased with tbe energies displayed by the boy*. . The purty then returned hotn<4 after having ppent a very eDjoyable day.

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AKAROA BOY SCOUTS, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3539, 26 April 1916

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AKAROA BOY SCOUTS Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3539, 26 April 1916

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