Work in Progress: The next Scouting Wide Games for the Tabletop patrol or group is a little different. They are the 1st St Trinians Girl Guides, no less.
The St Trinians Guides appear in at least one film to retrieve casualties on stretchers on First Aid duty during one of the famous hockey matches (or hockey massacres).
These girls are conversions from the Little Britons STS 42mm Range LBB30 Boy Scout figure, using PVA glue and tissue paper for skirt / pinafore dress and untidy hair, with a file and snips to roughen the hats up.
Dressed in a motley assortment of hats, guide uniform and school uniform from the 1930s and 40s, these gals eschew the traditional scout staff for the more effective duelling or melee weapon of the hockey stick. I found modelling a lacrosse stick a bit tricky; the odd croquet mallet might be possible instead.
More on St Trinians, the original Ronald Searle cartoons and their wartime origins, several YouTube film clips, including their school or battle song (with its astute military strategy) here at:
Crossposted from my Scouting Wide Games for the Tabletop blog.
Blog post by Mark Man Of TIN (1970s British Cub Scout, Bronze Arrow, retired) 11 September 2022
3 thoughts on “St. Trinian’s, St. Trinian’s, our battle cry …”
There is a Bill Mauldin cartoon of a GI officer in a jeep outside an empty girls’ school with a stern madame glaring at him. “You are searching for a company of soldiers, mon capitaine?”
A Little Britons Boy Scout figure? I’ve been tempted by those 42mms before. Hmm, can I possibly get funding to order some for work… or can I 3d print some scouts?
Thanks. LBB30 is a great little 42mm (boy scaled to 42mm range) figure for a Scout but takes a little simple work to create the Girl Guides / Scouts. Paper scouts can be found on Pinterest too.
There are past Marx recasts of plastic scouts in the USA. I have not come across any 3D printed ones yet.
Paper Scouts: https://tabletopscoutingwidegames.wordpress.com/2022/09/14/paper-scouts/