A half Century of Scouting in Blantyre was celebrated in January 1980. The 3rd Boy Scout movement in Blantyre celebrated 50 years of their existence , a Golden Jubilee in the company of two of their original members, Mr. W McDonald and Mr. A Gillespie.
Scout Group Leader R Izett took the opportunity at the party to tell those present that the organisation had never been stronger with Scout membership doubling in the five years from 1975 – 1980.
Pictured are Scouts: S Yates and J Lyons cutting the cake whilst looking on is Area Commissioner R Steele, District Commissioner P Watt, Group Scout Leader R Izett, Group Chairman D Reid, Father McGurk of St Josephs Church and Rev J Hunter of David Livingstone Memorial Church and the aforementioned original members.
Were or are you in the Scouts in Blantyre?
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Edward O’Donnelly Went to the Jamboree at Blair Athol in 1972 or 73 met with scouts from all over the world. Enjoyed my time with3rd Blantyre.
Andy Lynch I was in the cubs but deserted to the 2nd Blantyre BB in 1969
Lee Budinauckas Justine Harkness
Justine Harkness Lee Budinauckas OMG thank you 😁al need to show him this he will love it thank you xxxxx
John Duffy Mary Frances Lyons Elizabeth Anne Lyons is that your James?
Mary Frances Lyons John Duffy Yes I’m sure it is. Conor Lyons show your dad this x