Captain Robert E. Young (Boss Young)

The First Glasgow grew up with Scouting; the Group was formed from the Glasgow Battalion of the Army Cadet Corps; its Adjutant was Captain Robert E Young. In June 1907, they formed the ‘Cadets’ Winter Recreation Training Club’. The club was a success from the beginning, as ‘Boss’ Young related: “At first we met at my house, signalled up and down the stairs, tied knots around the banisters and always finished with a good tuck-in.” ‘Boss’ Young later met B-P who suggested that the Club could experiment with the ideas contained in ‘Scouting for Boys’