WW2 4th Leith Rover Bulletins

80 year ago, on 26th September 1941, the first of a monthly series of newsletters was published by the 4th Leith (now Scouts Goldenacre) Rovers. The newsletters continued until December 1946. At that time, Rovers was the oldest scout section, with scouts joining the unit at age 17.

The Rover Crew was a tight knit group of friends who were separated due to World War Two. Wherever they were across the globe; in the military (either active or in Prisoner of War camps) or civilian services, the 4th Leith Rover Bulletin kept members in touch with each other.

Over the course of 60 monthly newsletters, these remarkable documents allow us to track each member of the remarkable Crew throughout the war years, showing us where they all were (exact locations were sometimes censored) and what they got up to.

To celebrate, and remember the positive spirit of the Crew, we have digitised the typewritten originals, and intend to publish each copy of the Bulletin 80 years to the day when it was first published. Readers can either keep an eye on our group website or subscribe to our Group Twitter account (@goldenacrescout) which will notify readers when each newsletter is published.

We hope readers will enjoy following the exploits of the Crew!

Help us protect the legacy created by these remarkable people, by donating to help our Group maintain and refurbish the building that meant so much to them – Donate here.

Do please get in touch if you can help us fill any background details. We would welcome input from anyone who may have known, or know of, any of the individuals involved – to help us develop a fuller picture of the people and events.