SM Minute - Story of Jean Pierre Comboudon (1944) / Repost
Ian Ford (ianford@DIRCON.CO.UK)
Mon, 8 Aug 1994 00:27:15 BST
The above is a paraphrase of the original. I occasionally persuade our
Scoutmaster to lend me his Scoutmaster's Minute to try to introduce little
bits of Scouting history to the troop, and I used this story this year at
the troop meeting which fell between Memorial Day and the D-Day anniversary.
Scouts from Transatlantic Council had recently returned from Normandy where
we visited the Pointe de Hoc and the American Cemetery. Two Scouts in T401
are dual French / American nationality, and their grandmother visited us in
camp and told the boys how she had been a little girl during the D-Day
Landings and had watched the American forces come ashore. Her family had
been involved with the Resistance, and she herself had previously been
interned in a concentration camp.
Clearly this story had particular significance for our Scouts who had
actually visited Omaha Beach a few weeks previously, but I hope that it
might be useful to <all> you Scouters and your troops.
Troop 401 BSA
(American School in London)
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