45th Greenock & District
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.