The Gang Show had its beginnings in England, when in 1932 a young Rover Scout called Ralph Reader, who was also well known in theatre, wrote and produced the first Gang Show as a way of raising money. This was something that was encouraged by Lord Baden-Powell, and so became a tradition of Scouting, even spreading to many other countries around the world. As a way of increasing professionalism within the Gang Shows, Ralph introduced the award of the Red Necker. A Red Necker is a prestigious award allocated by the London Gang Show Fellowship.
Please note, we are unable to accept returns of neckers that are made to order.Gangshow neckers are traditionally embroidered with the name of the host town as in the example above. Where this is required, please enter that text in the space provided. Gangshow neckers are also supplied plain without any embroidery.