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31st Renfrew & Inverclyde

This Group met in Larkfield School Greenock.

Click on to the photograph of the Troop in 1970 and view a few photographs
31st Renfrewshire Troop.jpg
We would like to hear from any former members who have information or photographs.

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Comment from gordon bain
Time August 8, 2007 at 6:51 pm

AS A FORMER SCOUT OF THE OLD 31st TROOP BASED IN LARKFIELD SCHOOL IN THE LATE 50s . I HAD THE HONOUR OF CARRYING THE FLAG TO THE DEDICATION CEREMONY AT ST. NINIANS CHURCH, THIS WAS THE ORIGINAL DEDICATION AND WE MARCHED FROM THE SCHOOL TO THE CHURCH FOR THE CEREMONY. THE SKIPPER WAS MR. RON SQUIRES. THE MINISTER WAS THE LATE REV, CATTANACH. AFTER THE DEDICATION WE MARCHED BACK TO THE SCHOOL. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A PHOTOGRAPH OF THIS AND WOULD BE VERY INTERESTED TO KNOW IF THERE ARE ANY. THANK YOU IF I CAN HELP FURTHER DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME

Comment from Alex Carruthers
Time September 10, 2007 at 9:54 am

It was nice to re-connect with some memories of the 31st Renfrewshire troup by seeing the photo of Robert Kennedy and reading some of the names of the past (Ron Squires etc).
I joined the troup circa 1957-8 and enjoyed everything that scouting gave to me until leaving the 31st around 1962 ish.
Ron Squires was the first Scoutmaster followed by Robert Kennedy who to me was the rock holding the troup in good stead until I left. The troup was very active throughout its early, mid life with its own gang shows, camping, Queen scouts, a few pipers (in the Dunrod Pipe Band -Pipe Major W Meldrum) and parades and more. I have many memories of the 31st and the splendid lads passing through its good hands for a number of years but very few photos.
I will try to enter the 3 or 4 photos of the troup’s activites elsewhere.

Comment from iain price
Time October 5, 2008 at 7:24 pm

i was the 31st in the cubs in 1966 to7 cub leader lived in burns rd and died of cancer.then my dad run it for a litter bit

Comment from Stewart Kennedy
Time August 17, 2009 at 9:41 am

I have just tripped over this website. As my surname may give the game away, I am Bob Kennedy’s eldest son. Dad is still alive n kicking in Dumfries.
I was in the 5th Renfrewshire Cubs for a short while.
Dad has all these great stories about the Camps he was involved in, along with Granddad adding an extra bit of chaos. But not to many photo’s of these exploits.
I had no idea that the Scouts had such a huge following in Greenock, but your site has put me strait on that point.
Dad even named our house

Comment from Jim Murphy
Time December 18, 2009 at 7:47 pm

Many happy hours with the 31st………… Remember playing football and reaching rthe final of the \

Comment from Jim Murphy
Time December 19, 2009 at 5:18 pm

Cub leader that died of cancer was Jim Simpson -I didn’t know him very well but he was highly thought of.

Comment from Jim Murphy
Time February 22, 2010 at 12:22 am

I remember playing football with the 31st -we reached the final of the “Scout Shield” which we lost on corners after extra time of the 2nd replay.

Guys that I remember from 31st – My cousins Campbell & Kenneth Collins, good mates Billy Crawley, Jim “Oddjob” Anderson, Colin Fraser & Ian Cowe, goalkeeper Ian Chudleigh, John McVicar, the McLeod brothers and of course, last but not least Robert Kennedy the Leader -I bought my first car off him -a dark green Morris 1000 van -with very little floor -no MOTs in those days!!!”.I believe he lives in Dumfries these days and I would be keen to contact him again if someone has address or email details.

I remember camping at Overton and at Clachaig in Glen Lean -good times

Comment from John Armstrong
Time May 21, 2013 at 9:02 am

Does anyone remember the 31st troop in glasgow which was based in a church near the glasgow eye infirmary..circa..1960

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