SGSC Logo Chairman's Notes
May/June 1998
by John Ineson
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We are pleased to include in this bulletin, the first of some specialised studies that Manfred Rauschenberger (of the German Scout Philatelic Club "ARGE") has written on National camps held during the 1930s.  In future issues we will publish articles on the Latvian and Lithuanian Jamborees.  Our Editor is always pleased to receive articles with original research concerning Scout philately, and if you have some interesting material, please share this information with our members.

At a recent committee meeting it was agreed that we will hold an International Scout Stamp Exhibition at Baden-Powell House in London over the weekend of 27th-28th May 2000.  This will be the same week as the U.K. International Philatelic Exhibition which is being held at Earls Court from Monday 22nd to Sunday 28th May, and is only a short distance away from B.P.House.  Further details will follow in the next few months, but in the meantime please make a note in your diary.  It is hoped that we will be able to welcome many of our overseas members, and we understand that the American Club S.O.S.S.I. are planning to hold their A.G.M. in London during this exhibition week.

A belated congratulations to our member Hallvard Slettebø from Norway on being awarded a large vermeil medal at Indepex for his eighty page Scout stamp exhibit.  He is now in the process of increasing the number of pages ready for the Euro-Scout meeting which is being held at Schwanberg in Austria from 18th - 20th September.

The Club was represented at "Stamp ‘ 98" held at Wembley at the end of April and were given a room for two hours to welcome members.  We will be having a table at Thematica which is being held at Carisbrooke Hall, Seymour Street, London over the weekend 27th-28th June, when members of the committee will be in attendance on both days.  If you visit the exhibition, please make yourself known.

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