Scouts in stained glass: St. Barnabas Church, Heigham


Let the light shine through:

South aisle window by Alfred L Wilkinson, 1956, in St. Barnabas Church, Heigham, Norwich.  Photo from Flickr, by Simon K:

Scouts and Girl Guides, at South aisle window by Alfred L Wilkinson, 1956, in St. Barnabas Church, Heigham, Norwich. Photo from Flickr, by Simon K

The photographer has additional photos of window details at his Flickr site.

Just a reminder that 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of Boy Scouting in the United States.

2 Responses to Scouts in stained glass: St. Barnabas Church, Heigham

  1. Ed Darrell says:

    I regret your experience was such a bad one. My Scoutmasters honored each Scouts religious preferences — and that was long ago enough that atheism was no issue. A “Branded” style ceremony would be grounds for dismissal in most councils, I think.

    As to opposition to the Vietnam war, in our uber-patriotic area, Scouting was the place to find others who opposed the war on principle. It wasn’t something for which there was ever a need to express a unit or “official Scout” position.

    In short, you got stuck in a lousy unit. My apologies.

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  2. Jaycubed says:

    I’m a former Boy Scout who left the organization at 13 (According to my Asst. Scoutmaster, the Scoutmaster had planned to eject me at our next meeting, ceremonially cutting the Scout insignia off my uniform ala “Branded”) due to my irreverence (open Atheist) and insubordination (speaking out against the Vietnam war).

    Now I enjoy running into Boy Scouts soliciting publicly. I simply & loudly state, “Sorry. I don’t support groups who openly practice religious discrimination.”

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