In 1970, that ‘Grand Old Man of Greenock Scouting’ retired after nearly fifty years of Scouting.
By 1925, Jim Swan was the Cub Leader of the 45th Renfrewshire eventually becoming Scout Leader by 1936 and continued his leadership as GSL and District Commissioner for a long number of years. The District prospered under the leadership of J.J.
To mark his retirement the District Executive arranged for photographs to be taken of each individual Cub Pack and Scout Troop. These photographs were bound in a Presentation Album and, as a token of their esteem, the Executive presented the Album to Jim Swan