Letter: Light is shed on origin of mystery Girl Guide Shield

I’ve just read with interest the article in the Sleaford Standard on 24th November about the shield, having been a former member of the mentioned 4th Sleaford Girl Guide group.

Guides and Rangers of the 4th Sleaford Company with Sir Bob Russell and the historic shield which he bought.
Guides and Rangers of the 4th Sleaford Company with Sir Bob Russell and the historic shield which he bought.

Reading that it had come from a house clearance, I hope I may be able to shed some light on that.

The group for a vast number of years were led by one of the amazing school teachers, a Miss Outram, who, sadly, I heard had passed away.

I would therefore surmise that the shield would have potentially been with her and potentially her home was the mentioned house clearance. Sadly I don’t know for sure but do feel it is a real possibility as she was involved in the group and Girl Guiding for years.

Mandy Carter

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