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Pedal Power

The role of messenger boy was very important in a time before mass telecommunications; in 1914 few homes or public buildings had telephones.  Telegrams or letters, the main methods of communication, had to be delivered by hand.


Messenger boys were stationed at Government offices, Police Stations and other places from which messages may have to be urgently communicated.  The messenger boy need to be healthy, strong reliable and have a good sense of direction, criteria that many Scouts fulfilled.



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