Kilmacolm Scout Group was honoured by Inverclyde Council with a civic reception this evening to mark our centenary year.
Our planned centenary in 2021 was cancelled due to Covid and this was the first chance we had to celebrate the occasion.
Young people from Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers joined section leaders, former leaders and members of the Executive Committee at the event in the Municipal Buildings, Greenock, hosted by Provost Drew McKenzie.
We were delighted that Greenock and District’s District Commissioner Martin Buchan and West Region’s Regional Commissioner Ian Hunter were also present.
Council Leader Stephen McCabe, who lives in Kilmacolm, was joined by fellow Councillors David Wilson, Christopher Curley and Elizabeth Robertson.
After a buffet dinner, Provost McKenzie paid tribute to 100 years of Scouting in Kilmacolm and all the young people and adults who had been part of the group. He presented the Group with a specially engraved vase to mark the occasion.
Kilmacolm Scout Chair Dr Michael Anderson thanked the Provost and the Council for the honour and the gift and also thanked the leaders over the years who have run the group.
District Commissioner Martin Buchan presented a number of long and good service awards to leaders, including Chief Scouts Commendations for Mo Todd and Lisa Griffin, and the Commissioner’s Commendation Award to Stuart Wilson.
Everybody was then given a tour of the Municipal Buildings seeing the Council Chambers, Provost’s Room, the old court and the Grand Corridor.
A lovely night to celebrate 100 years of Scouting in Kilmacolm.