In 1953, Pat Evans founded the First Wakefield Scouts troop and continued to lead local Scouting youth until 1964. As a member of the national Scout executive staff, Pat believed that the policies and procedures developed at HQ should be field-tested at the local level so Wakefield Scouts soon became a model for developing the national Scouts program during the 1950s and 60s.

The images below are from the 'Log Books' that Pat Evans created to chronicle the Wakefield Scout's happenings and events in his meticulous 'cut and paste' and handwritten style. As well, we have included the Scouts 'Shorts' newsletter that also provide another view into the history of Wakefield Scouts.

First Wakefield Scouts Log Books

Book 1 - Oct 53 to Oct 55

Book 2 - Oct 1955 to Oct 1956

Book 3 - Nov 1956 to May 57

Book 4 - Oct 1957 to Nov 1959

Book 5 - Mar 1960 to Oct 1960

Book 6 - Nov 1961 to May 1964

Wakefield Shorts (Newsletter)