1914 – 1918
Four Companies formed (‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘D’): by the 1950s, each had its own Cub Pack and Scout Troop
1914 – 1918
The Troop had a splendid record of Scout War Service in a great variety of projects; many of the Troop qualified for the 28-Days and 100-Days War Service Badge. Of the 32 original members of the Troop (from 1907), all became officers in the Armed Forces and only 3 survived; in addition, another 93 members were killed on Active Service. The Second Scout Law was fully demonstrated by their sacrifice.
Winners of the King’s Flag (competition open to all Troops in the UK).
1920s The Group ‘took over a house at Sandbank on the Holy Loch at Easter (all furniture and furnishings were temporarily removed by the owner), boats of all types were borrowed or hired…very intensive training in boat drill took place’.
A large contingent from the Group attended the World jamboree in Copenhagen.
Camp in Norway was visited by HM King Haakon.
A group of Scouts from the First Glasgow were in the vicinity of Tannoch Loch on 19th January 1927 when several persons fell through the ice. The Scouts organised a rescue and brought all persons to safety. For his – ‘leadership and courage in saving lives’, Patrol Leader Robert Cochrane was awarded the Cornwell Badge. Two other Scouts, George Battison and Walter Coutts, were awarded the Silver Cross – ’for their conduct at the ice accident’. George Battison’s Silver Cross is now on display in our headquarters. Walter Coutts was knighted and became Governor of Uganda.
A party of 70 attend the World Jamboree at Arrowe Park, Birkenhead.
1930s Second-hand sewing machines were purchased and rucsacs were made for all boys; fur gloves and knife sheaths were made from rabbit skins. There were ski-ing trips to Ben Lawers and the Cubs won country dance prizes.
1930s to 1950s
The Group worked on special projects with physically handicapped children; they ran Scouting activities on a weekly basis at Mearnskirk Hospital, East Park Home and Strathblane Home.
1933 & 1937
A contingent from the Group attended the World Jamborees in Hungary and Holland.