Ada — The Boy Scouts of Troop 13 had their spring-break in London. With beautiful weather they spent 16 hours a day walking, running, and tubing (subways) through the streets of Charles Dickens’ and Sir Conan Doyle. The Scouts saw the Sherlock Holmes Museum, Platform 9 ¾ at King’s Crossing, the British Library with the Magna Carta and Guttenberg Bible, Warrick Castle and its dungeon and oubliette, Windsor Castle with St. George’s Chapel, the Order of the Garter, and tomb of King Henry the 8th; the play “Woman in Black” at the Fortune Theater and meet the cast, the Tower of London built by William the Conqueror, the CrownJewels, Big Ben, the Thames River and Tower Bridge, the London Dungeon where they were all hung on the gallows, climbed to the top of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Sir John Soane’s Museum with its Egyptian casket and Hogarth’s “Fall of the Rake,” Westminster Cathedral and Tower, Tate Britain Art Museum with Waterhouse’s ,”The Lady of Shalot,” the Pre-Raphael Board artists, and William’s Blake’s Collection; Westminster Abbey with memorials to Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, C.S. Lewis, the Coronation Chair, Edward the Confessor, Lord Baden-Powell founder of the Boy Scouts, Winston Church Hill, the burial sites of Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary, and the Order of the Bath.
The experience went by without a hitch.