1978 Third Blantyre Scout Awards

1978 Third Blantyre Scouts wmIt was smiles all around on the evening of Thursday 11th May 1978 at Third Blantyre Scout & Cub Group, as four of the lads received their Chief Scout awards.

Assistant District Commissioner Robin Johnston (centre) presented Scouts Joe McKenna, Andy Paterson, John Little and Alan Glen with the awards, the first in their group that year.

Looking on proudly is Scout Leader Gavin Carruthers (far left) and Group Scout Leader Robert Izett (far right). The presentation took place at David Livingstone Primary School where the group was holding its first ever parents night. Around 200 parent turned up to watch exhibitions and demonstrations of the Group activities and organisers were delighted at the turn out.

From “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017

Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said,

Colin Lees Andy Paterson this you mate?
Nicola Paterson Yes Colin it is Andy Paterson x
Andy Paterson Yip, it’s me bro, just a slip o a lad
Gale Stuart Recognised him straight away – Andy you have not changed
Andy Paterson Just a wee bit older, Gale lol
John Lambie You did not need to diet then
Gavin Carruthers People in picture from left to right are: Gavin Carruthers, Scout Leader, Alan Glen, Andy Patterson, John Little, Joe Mckenna and ADC Robin Johnstone presenting them with their Chief Scouts Award
Gavin Carruthers Oops forgot Robert Izett Group Scout Leader far left


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  1. Hi Duncan. Thanks. Perhaps the reporters got this wrong. I lifted the story from a newspaper. I’ll double check in case the group split in name or changed. Thanks.

  2. Just one wee mistake, I recognized some names on the scout picture and it is the fifth Blantyre group not the third
    Duncan Slater

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