Scouts at Toynbee Hall

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Scouts at Toynbee Hall

This image is of the first scout troop at Toynbee Hall, the 1st Stepney TroopRead More

This image is of the first scout troop at Toynbee Hall, the 1st Stepney Troop led by Dr. T.S, Lukis. Robert Baden – Powell, founder of the Scouts, favoured the Settlement House as a place to train ‘difficult’ boys, and selected the Toynbee Hall troop for the Earls Court Rally of 1909. In 1913 the first Jewish scout troop was also set up at Toynbee Hall, and scouting continued here for many years. Francis Wane, another former resident established the ‘National Peace Scouts’ in 1910.