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The First Glasgow Scout Group was the first Scout Troop to be registered, with its registration certificate dated 26th January 1908. Captain Robert E Young OBE, known to generations of boys as ‘Boss’ Young, founded the Group and led it from 1907 until his death in 1940.
The first Scouts came from Glasgow Academy, Kelvinside Academy, Glasgow High School and Hillhead High School. These schools are still represented today along with girls and boys from many other schools in the west of Glasgow.
Many former members of The First Glasgow have served the Scout Movement elsewhere in Glasgow, at Scottish Headquarters and at UK and World Scouting level. Many have founded and assisted Scout Groups in other parts of the world.
The First Glasgow Scout Troop Certificate