Re: Bronze Buffalo Stolen
Ian Ford (ianford@DIRCON.CO.UK)
Mon, 27 Jun 1994 07:43:46 +100
On Sun, 26 Jun 1994 NorMac4101@aol.com wrote:
> THAT IS THE ULTIMATE IN TACKY! To steal a Scout statue? That is more than
> theft: THAT IS AN INSULT! Why on earth would someone do something like
> Unfortunately, there are a few bad apples in every barrell - though
> the theft could easily have been something done by an outsider, given the
> open nature of Gilwell.
I'll call Gilwell and check on the story today. I was camping there
about six weeks ago with my Pack and, incidentally, Pack 175 from the
American School in London. There is a major rebuilding job being done on
the White house, which is being refurbished. The plan is to move more
headquarters departments onto Gilwell, and to upgrade the facilities.
This was forced on the association because the building, classed as an
ancient monument, was in danger of collapse. So they decided to do the
repairs and at the same time see if some HQ staff could be reorganised.
The Buffalo Lawn was right in the middle of the building site - I tried
to show the American Scouts the buffalo but we couldn't get in. Usually
there are offices overlooking the lawn, and people are often walking
around the grounds.
But as I say, I'll call the warden and get the details from the source ...
AGSL 25th Greenwich SG
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City