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101st Renfrew & Inverclyde

Cub Pack

The first meeting of the 101st Cubs was on 25th April 1978, in King’s Glen School, Cardross Road.

The Cub Scout Leader was Eleanor Ross. Vicky Bunce and Beatrice Henderson were the Assistant Cub Scout Leaders.

On the 30 May 1978, the first Parents’ Night was held when 16 boys were invested. Eleanor Invested the boys. ADC (Cubs) Nan Connie presented the Badges and Certificates and Group Scarf by Alistair Cram ADC (Scouts).

In 1980 Joyce Calder, Catherine Feherty and Linda Smith joined the Group.

A “Grandparents Christmas Party” was held on 1980. A great time was had by all. There was a write-up about the Party in the Scottish Scout News. This was the first of various themed Parents’ Nights – Mock Highland Games/Italian Night/Scottish Night/Carol Service.

At the Cub Camp at Everton in 1981 they were presented with a plaque for winning the competition for naming the camp. The winning suggestion was “High Chaperal”.

They paid a visit to an Oil Rig in the Inchgreen Dock. Charlie Rowntree was a Scouter from Newcastle and while the Rigg was in the area he helped out in the Pack. Charlie was able to show the Cubs around.

July 1981, was the first Pack Holiday to Ayr and returned again to Ayr in 1983/84/85.

December 1982, they went Carol Singing on the Gourock/Dunoon ferry. They money raised was given to the Mariner’s Home in Newark Street.

In March 1983 the Pack Flag Dedication Service took place in The King’s Glen School.

Over the years the Pack took part in all District Activities and were successful in winning District Competitions but the highlight was in 1984 when they won the IBM Cup/Challenge Trophy/ Police Road Safety Trophy.

Click on the image below and view a small selection of Cub photographs

10th Colony 1st winners of Jean King Trophy.jpg
We would like to hear from any former members who have information or photographs.

Comments

Comment from gordon mccready
Time March 10, 2007 at 3:59 pm

The 101st was started in the early 80s, meeting at Kings Glen School. The original Scout Leaders were Alistair Thomas and David Hourston (both formerly 99th) they were suceeded by Gordon McCready and latterly Alan Newbigging. From memory the cubs were run by a very young joyce Calder aided by Eleanor Ross

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