Re: Scout Council address HELP HELP
Vincent Scanio, Jr. (vinscout@ATLAS.AXIOM.NET)
Sat, 3 Aug 1996 22:32:01 +0000
I'm posting this reply to the list rather than to you by private
e-mail in the hope it will be useful for other travelling Scouters.
I'm not sure what you're looking for when you ask for a council
office, but there are at least three places you may want to visit on
your trip to London.
Baden-Powell House is part hostel, part restaurant, and perhaps part
offices. There are nice exhibits, souvenirs, Scouts and Scouters
coming and going, and flyers on other Scout-related places to visit
in England and elsewhere in Europe. It's on Queen's Gate, I think
where that street intersects Cromwell Road. The Gloucester Road
tube station may be the closest. There'll be a sign on Cromwell
pointing to Baden-Powell House.
For what I think of as something more akin to a U.S. Scout Shop, try
the Camping and Outdoor Centre store at 27 Buckingham Palace Road.
If I recall correctly, camping gear is on the ground floor and the
uniforms, literature, and patches are either on the first (what we
call second) floor or down a flight of stairs. (I went to several in
different locations, so I'm not sure which were upstairs and which
And if you can spare a good bit of a day, go to Gilwell Park. You can
get specific directions at Baden-Powell House. Basically, you take
the Underground to a train station, ride the train to Chingford, and
walk or take a cab to Gilwell. It's a terrific place, with very
friendly and accomodating staff.
By the way, if you're no more successful than I was in unsubscribing
to Scouts-L and Jambo97, you too may have 951 messages waiting when
Hope you have a great trip.
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