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45th Greenock & District

45th Regisration Certificate.jpg

The 45th Greenock and District (1st Quarrier’s Village) meet on a Wednesday evening in the Sommerville Weir Hall, Faith Avenue, Quarrier’s Village. The Beavers from 6.15 to 7.15 and cubs from 7.15 to 8.30. Scouts also meet on a Wednesday night 7.15 to 8.30 – same venue..

The Group scout leader is Martin Buchan who can be contacted on 01505 612300 for more details.

The 45th Greenock and District is only recently formed and is going from strength to strength. The story of their beginning is as follows:-
In the Sommerville Weir Hall at Quarrier’s Village, a Beaver Colony¬† was started in early September 2008. The numbers rose quickly to 18 boys and girls and by early December has a complement of 24.
On the 2nd October 2008, Assistant District Commisioner  Beavers invested 12 Beavers who took their Promise and were given their badge. The District Commissioner presented them with their scarves.

On Wednesday 3rd December, another eleven Beavers were invested and presented with their scarves by Graham Haddock – Assistant Scottish Commissioner (Scouts). Graham was a member of the former 45th Scouts.

On 10 February 2009, a further two Beavers were invested and presented with their scarves by Margaret Bell of the 70th Beavers and a former Cub Leader with the original 45th

The Group has taken the registration number of a previous well known Greenock Group – the 45th Renfrewshire. The original 45th was founded in 1920 and met initially in the Greenock Orangefield Baptist Church hence the scarf colours of Orange and Green.

Click on the image below and view a selection of photographs taken over different evenings.


Comment from jim mcgregor
Time October 11, 2008 at 11:27 am

Great stuff good to see the old 45th back.

Good luck and best wishes for the future.

Jim McGregor former 45th when JJ Swan was the boss

Comment from Hugh Cameron-White
Time March 24, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Delighted to see the old group number and colours being used again.

The very best of luck for the future.

Hugh Cameron-White – former scout and ASM in the old 45th

Comment from John
Time November 9, 2009 at 6:22 pm

Quarriers Village now have a cub pack too !! plus a great new website at

Comment from Jennifer Buchan
Time May 24, 2010 at 9:45 pm

The 1st QV Beavers (45th) now have 31 young people attending every Wednesday-one third of whom are girls. The 45th shall be leading this year’s Founder’s Day Parade-our Union Flag dates from 1953 and it will be carried proudly above a sea of green and gold neckies.

Comment from Sandy Smith
Time February 20, 2015 at 10:31 am

I was proud to be a scout back in Quarriers during the 1950’s /early60’s and I have a photo of myself and one of my friends which was taken at the scout camp in Burntisland in Fyffe in 1961. My friends name was Kenny Ludwig and his father worked at the epileptic centre for many years. I am away from home at the moment but if you would like a copy of the photograph please let me know and I will Email you it if you can give me an Email address. You can contact me at :

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