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Circa 1934
The F. W. Sandford Shield. The wooden shield features a painted fleur-de-lis design at the centre with an image of Mount Taranaki at the centre. A standing Māori figure and a figure in scouting uniform flank the fleur-de-lis. " F. W. Sandford Shield. " is painted near the top. " No. 2. N.P. CENTRAL / TROOP. " is painted near the bottom. A list of winners name is painted in white down the left facing side and concludes on the right facing side. The first winner listed is " 1934 Beaver. P. Heyton " and the final winner listed is " 1964 Beaver. D. MOSSOP " A metal loop for hanging is mounted at the top but the shield is also designed to be freestanding on its flat base.
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Circa 1934
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This shield was designed and presented by Jimmy Croker and was awarded annually to the best all round patrol leader in the New Plymouth Central Scout Group. Named in honour of prominent Taranaki Scout leader Frederick Sandford, the shield was awarded after judging which encompassed all aspects of the patrol's performance including activities, Patrol corner, attendance and uniform standards.
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You are reading this right Donna. It is sad to think that not so long after making this shield, Jimmy had one dedicated to his memory.

- Andrew Moffat - Social History Curator posted 11 years ago.

If I'm reading this right - the shield was made by LF Croker (Jimmy). I am his great neice. Jimmy died in WWII on a training run in England - he was only 26.

- Donna Rutherford posted 11 years ago.

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