Seeking info on local top Scout award recipients

For one hundred years the Scout Group in Brechin has been active.

At one time over this long period the city supported two groups - a Bank Street group and a Cathedral group.

These groups have now joined together and meet in the hall in Wilson’s Park.

Willie Bell, Scout Group Leader, spoke of the achievements Scouts have had:.

“Over the years, we have had many Scouts attain the highest award in the movement, the King’s Scout award originally and, since 1953, the Queen’s Scout award.

“With this being our centenary year, our intention is to create a record with the names of those who attained the awards, and to that end, we would invite you to let us know the names of those you know who received them.

“We are holding an event on Saturday, September 3 at Scout Headquarters in Wilson’s Park between 2 pm and 6 pm where we would welcome anyone who has been involved in the group in the past to attend, especially those who gained the King’s or Queen’s Scout award.

“Invitations to this event are being sent out to any previous leaders but since we are going by memory alone some will have been missed and some may also have gone to an old address, and for this we apologise.

“The only thing we ask is that you let us know you are coming, so we have an idea for catering.

“This is an opportunity for us to show what Scouting is about nowadays, and let the young people of today meet the Scouts of yesterday and swap tales.”

If you received or know of anyone who received a King’s or Queen’s award let the Willie know by emailing GSL@brechinscouts.org.uk or writing to 20 Double Dykes, Brechin, DD9 6LD.