F Hadyn-Dimmock remembered
Frederick Haydn Dimmock (“Dim”) joined the Fifth Enfield Troop in 1911 at the age of 16 under the charismatic Scoutmaster Percy B. Nevill. “Dim” went on to have a long career in Scoputing, becoming an innovator, ideas man and the “most famous Scout in the World next to the Founder” according to his obituary written by the Chief Scout, Lord Rowallan. “Dim” became the Editor of The Scout, the longest running weekly newspaper in the World for boys, he was the innovator of Bob-A -Job Week, the Soap Box Derby, the Train Cruises and had many other ideas. He was an author of many story books on Scouting and opened over 100 Scout HQs during his short lifetime.
“Dim” died 60 years ago, in 1955, and the Heritage Team of Hertfordshire Scouts where “Dim” lived from 1935 in Welwyn Garden City, are putting on an exhibition about the life of this most famous Scout at their Heritage Centre that was opened and named in his memory in 1957.
The exhibition will be held 6-12 May at the County Scout Heritage Centre, Well End Road, Well End, nr Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 5PR. An invitation is attached and any old Scouts who new this great man or those who are interested to learn about his life are most welcome to attend.