About These Archives


Much of the early work on the archives and history of Scouting in Sheffield was carried out by George Outwin and 'Spike' Johnson.
The Archivists thank Picture Sheffield (Sheffield Archives and Local Studies) and Sheffield Newspapers/Johnston Press for permission to reproduce their images and articles.
The Archivists also acknowledge the input of Dick Parrott and Alan Shrives of the International Badgers Club.


The work of George and Spike has since been further sorted and catalogued by Alan Ogden, Derek and Pam Powell, Roger and Margaret Sanderson, Peter Stevenson, Roger Village and David Worth.
The website and database have been developed by Andrew Jones.

The Archive Team

Website Editorial Strategy

This website is an attempt to reflect the large quantity of archive material held in the Archives. The website editorial strategy is to try and present a balanced history of Scouting in Sheffield and consequently not all archive material is presented fully on this website. Similarly, the archives contain material which is not of immediate relevance to the history. Again, this is not fully presented on this site.

Errors and Omissions

Whilst every effort has been made to minimise errors and omissions, it is inevitable that they will occur. Some of the archives are based on uncorroborated single statements or personal memories. Visitors to the site are invited to contact us with corrections and amendments, both historical and technical.


While every reasonable effort is made to ensure that the information provided on this site is accurate, no guarantees for the accuracy of information are made. This website and material are provided 'as is'. It is provided without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied. In no event will Sheffield Scout Resouces Charity be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data arising out of or in connection with the use of this website.
These Terms and Conditions shall be covered by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.


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