42nd Perth & Kinross (Muthill) Scout Group

Scottish Charity No SC040718

History

The 42nd Perthshire Scout Group was first registered in August 1912, just five years after scouting began. Since then there have been three breaks. Most recently the group was restarted in January 2009 when the Beaver Colony first met, Cubs started in April 2009 and Scouts started in October 2009.

Muthill Scouts Timeline

DateEventLeadersLeaders
1912 JunePublic meeting in Creiff to form a local Scout Committee. Rev. Jenkins states intention to start Muthill Troop.S.M. Rev. W. Jenkins (Minister at St John's. Lives at Balquharrie 
1912 July84th Clydebank scouts camp at Balquharrie are joined by Muthill boys and Scouts for games.Rev W.H. Jenkins 
1912 August42nd "formally sworn in and duly registered"S.M. Rev W.H. JenkinsRev R.P.R. Anderson (Minister at United Free Church)
1912 NovemberCounty Commissioner Herbert S. Pular visits Muthill to inspect 42nd. Comprising 16 Scouts and 2 leaders.S.M. Rev W.H. JenkinsA.S.M. Rev R.P.R. Anderson
1913 May42nd accompany 11th at Balquharrie Camp  
1913 September42nd Camp at Falls of Ness, CuldeesS.M. Rev W.H. JenkinsA.S.M. Malcolm Speir (of Culdees)
1914 April42nd scouts escort visiting Perth scouts from Muthill Station to camp at Balquharrie  
1914 August42nd to answer Chief Scout's appeal  
1915 JulyHike to InnerpeffrayA.S.M. Rev R.P.R. Anderson 
1915 JulyAssisting ladies of the National Work Party at Drummond Castle  
1915 August42nd Sports and activities at CuldeesS.M. Rev R.P.R. AndersonA.S.M. Rev George Condie (Minister at Muthill Parish Church)
1918 JunePresentation to ASM on his departure to serve in the forces. A.S.M. James McOrist
1920 July42nd meet Ian Bolton and Torwood scouts at CuldeesS.M. Rev R.P.R. Anderson 
1921 JulyMuthill boys meet Calidonian Railway Company Scout Troop from Glasgow at Culdees  
BREAK OF AROUND 10 YEARS   
1931 AugustScout troop reforms Official date of registration is 16th Nov 1931S.M. - D. Sprunt 
1932 November42nd at Remembrance ServiceS.M. J.S. Stalker 
1933 November42nd at Remembrance Service  
1937 NovemberMr R.J. Henderson and Rev Fergus Ferguson represent Muthill at Upper Strathearn Boy Scouts Assoc A.G.M. in Crieff  
1939 NovemberCubs to be collecting paper and magazines  
1940 MayScout Movement raising funds to provide an air ambulance and motor lifeboat.  
1940 SeptemberCubs and Guides praised for collecting waste paper, cardboard, tin, metal, aluminium etc.  
1941 AprilCubs collecting usefull salvage for war effort  
1943 NovemberCub Pack hold sale in aid of war charities and for Pack funds. Sale is opened by District Commissioner Major-General AE Beck.Miss JN Gordon MA CubmistressMiss F Birnie Ass Cubmistress
    
    
    
1946 NovemberMuthill Scout Troop resuscitated  
1948 MarchScout whist drive fundraiserJohn Law 
1948 AprilScout meeting and Parents Committee electionsMajor P.H. LindsayRev George Scott                             Mr John Law
1949 JuneMuthill Cubs win at District sports day. (Can't find this in Strath Herald) Cubs met in St. John's. Scouts met in Jam FactoryS.M. Major Pat LindsayA.S.M. John Law
1949 JulyGroup Committee meeting. Annual camp fixed for KillinMajor D. Maitland GardnerTreasurer Mr. R. Hardie
1949 AugustCamp at Glen Lochay near KillinS.M. Major Pat LindsayA.S.M. John Law
1949 NovemberWhist Drive fundraiser  
1950 AprilBoy Scouts' whist driveJohn Law 
1950 AprilBob-a-job week. P.L. James McGregor selected to go to international camp in Sweden at the end of JulyC.S.M. Mrs D.P. McLaren G.S.M. Major Pat Lindsay
1950 JuneWomen's Social & Athletic Club donate £15 to scout international trip.  
1950 JulyP.L. James McGregor is one of 20 scouts from the area to go to jamboree in Sweden.  
1951 MarchWhist Drive fundraiserC.S.M. Mrs D.P. McLaren G.S.M. Major Pat Lindsay
1951 MayAnnual Cub Party in Public Hall followed by Scout dance M.C.'d by David McGregor and Geoffrey MacBain.C.S.M. Mrs D.P. McLaren A.C.S.M. Miss R McNicol
1960 November42nd at Remembrance Service  
1962 November42nd at Remembrance Service  
1968GROUP CLOSED  
BREAK OF AROUND 12 YEARS   
1980 MarchCub Pack reforms, meeting in St John's Hall. 10 cubs attend first meeting.C.S.L. Ann WatsonA.C.S.L. Diane Gannon
1980 AprilBingo Tea fundraiser for Cubs  
1983GROUP CLOSED  
BREAK OF AROUND 2 YEARS   
1985 JuneCub Pack reforms  
1995GROUP CLOSED  
BREAK OF AROUND 14 YEARS   
2009 JanuaryFirst Beaver meeting, 20 Beavers sign up. 24 Beavers by second meeting.G.S.L. Sandy Black B.S.L.Marls HumphreysA.B.S.L. Kevin MacDonald A.B.S.L. Mona Morrow
2009 AprilCubs Start up 15 Cubs on first night.C.S.L. Partick MitchellA.C.S.L. Aileen Turkington
2009 OctoberScouts start up 8 Scouts on first night.S.L. David LennieA.S.L. Ritchie Armstrong

Muthill Scouts circa 1950

 

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