THE GROUP WERE FORTUNATE TO OBTAIN THE SERVICE OF THIS MAN OF MANY TALENTS.

GAVIN WITH THE EXPERENCE OF A SCOUT LEADER IN CLACKMANANSHIRE, MOVED TO BLANTYRE FROM ALLOA WITH HIS JOB.

AS THE SCOUT LEADER HE BECAME HEAVILY INVOLVED IN THE GROUP AND AS A RESULT OF HIS GUIDANCE NEW ACTIVITIES WERE INTRODUCED.

CANOEING, SAILING, ABSEILING, AND CLIMBING BECAME PART OF GROUP PROGRAMMES.

MONIES WERE RAISED FROM JUMBLE SALES, COFFEE MORNINGS AND BAG PACKING AT ASDA TO PURCHASE CANOES AND A SAILING DINGHY.

HE ALSO ORGANISED PROFICIENCY COURSES FOR THE OTHER LEADERS IN THE ABOVE ACTIVIES.

OTHER EVENTS HE ORGANISED WERE, SUMMER CAMPS, CUB/SCOUT SPORTS WEEKENDS AND WAS A DRIVING FORCE IN RAISING FUNDS TO ENABLE THE GROUP TO GET THERE OWN SCOUT HALL.

EVEN AFTER HE BECAME THE GROUP SCOUT LEADER IN 1987 HE WAS STILL THE MAN BEHIND SUCH ACTIVITIES.

AS OF 2007 HE IS THE GROUP EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN ALTHOUGH HE IS AREA COMMISSIONER HE STILL KEEPS HIS FINGER ON THE PULSE OF THE GROUP.