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22nd Renfrew & Inverclyde

In 1912 Mr Colin Campbell gathered together 25 keen boys who were all connected with the East End Band of Hope, and formed a Troop with himself as the Scout Leader. The troop met initially in a hut at the Old Quay Head. Initially the Troop was known as the “Cartsdyke Troop” This new Group officially titled The 22nd Renfrewshire.

At a later date the Group moved to Wellpark West Church halls and by 1928 the 22nd Group had grown to include a Cub Pack, a Scout Troop and a Rover Crew together with their own Pipe Band. An article in a local newspaper described a closing parade took place to Wellpark Parish Church with there being 90 boys and Scouters on parade. The parade assembled at the Cemetery Gate and then proceeded up Roxburgh Street to the Parish Church. This was the first outing of the Group Pipe Band.

In 1954 the Troop was revived by Mr John Dick and by 1957 was a very healthy and growing Group.

In 1957 it was reported that the 22nd had been active for more than forty years but that the Troop, Rover Crew and Pipe band had ceased to function during the Second World War. The Cub Pack had remained active during that time due to the efforts of Miss Jean Tulloch. The success of the Cub Pack is undoubtedly due to the faithful and untiring service of the Cubmaster Miss Jean Tulloch. Jean was also ADC Cubs for the Greenock District. In recognition of her dedicated service to the Scout Movement the Chief Scout , Baden Powell, awarded her the Medal of Merit in 1936. Jean held, and still holds, the record for Cub Service in Greenock District. It is impossible to estimate the number of boys who owe their introduction to Scouting to “Jean” as she has always been known.

The Troop and Cub Pack continued until 1976 when due to lack on new members the Group closed.

We would like to hear from any former members who have information or photographs

Below is a photograph of the Group circa 1960. Click on to it to see a few other photographs


Comment from Colin Mackay
Time May 24, 2007 at 9:19 am

I Joined the 22nd scout troop in 1971 from the 1st cubs. John Dick was leader at that time. I remained with the 22nd as scout and leader until moving from Greenock in 1984. From rhe time I joined leaders included John Dick, Archie Hart, Ian McVicar, Jack Hiens, Peter Dyer, Gordon McCready and myself. I have some photos from the late seveties / early eighties – how do I get them to you ?

Comment from iain price
Time October 5, 2008 at 7:39 pm

i was in the cubs in67 to68 i moved from the 31 and the assistant cub leader used to take me and culam home to my aunt house at mearns st as i live up in the larkfield i allso whent to wellpark chirch and rev runciman was mister

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