Message from the County Commisioner ~
LT. COLONEL M. J. B. BURNETT, D.S.O., D.L., J.P.
Once again the curtain rises on what I feel sure will be another tremendously successful Gang Show; and once again I am both pleased and grateful that so many people are prepared to spare no effort in order to achieve the very high standard which we have now grown to expect.
Time and time again I am amazed at the never ending flow of original material Ralph Reader produces year after year, giving us hit after hit in the same way that our founder was original with his concept of Scouting. This surely is the lesson we must learn from both Baden Powell and Ralph Reader, that without originality, imagination and enterprise there would have been no success story. The same must surely apply to our Packs and Troops. Let us, therefore, strive for that same originality, imagination and enterprise so that our groups may become power houses for good; and set out with those well known words of Ralph Reader
"Now as I start upon my chosen way,
In all I do, my thoughts, my work, my play,
Grant, as I promise, courage new for me,
To be the best, the best that I can be."