70th Learn About Old Style Scouting

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One of the 70th Scouts Logan invited his Grampa Billy Haggerty to come along to give them a talk about his Scouting days. 

Billy brought along some of his uniforms, old Gang-show programmes and other Scouting memorabilia and photos to show them. 

One of the Scouts took the chance to try one of the old style shirts.  

He told them about playing in Greenock and District Scout Corlic pipe band and taking part in the Gang-show and other scouting activities that he had enjoyed. 

One of these was attending the unveiling of the stone to commemorate the first camp that Lord Baden Powell , the founder of Scouting held at Brownsea Island. 

Billy became involved with karate through his time in Scouts and has been teaching it for many years. 

They were given a demonstration of some self-defence techniques by Billy and Andy Bain one of the karate instructors. Andy has an Active Support Scouting role in the district. 

A Patrol challenge to identify words that are part of the current Scout Laws and some games filled the rest of the evening.