George F.B Hill – Scoutmaster

1941 2nd Blantyre Boy Scouts wmMr G. F.B Hill is pictured here in the back row at Stonefield Parish Manse house in 1941. During the first half of the 20t Century, he had a great interest in Scouting and started the 2nd Blantyre Boy Scouts which met at Auchinraith school.

Because of World War II,  Mr George .F.B. Hill retired to live at his mother’s family farm at Peel Park, East Kilbride. However, he continued to be involved with the scouts and he equipped the Blantyre troop with kilts and had annual camps at his farm at Stonehouse and Peel Park.

Often too late to catch the bus he would walk from Auchinraith up through High Blantyre, then on to the small village of East Kilbride and then the two miles further to Peel Park.

George Crawford who supplied these photos added, “I knew him very well and often visited him at Peel Park where we would play Chess.”

Rev James Gibb of Stonefield Parish Church is standing at the back to the left. Some of the boys are known including generally from left to right, Tom Kerr, Billy Cobley, Alistair Stewart, Werner Miller, George & John Crawford, Andrew McSkimming, Tom Stewart, Jim Dowie, John and Robert Patterson, Tom McCoul, Robin Gordon, Duncan McKendrick and Alex McCrummond.

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