Jim after two years as A.S.L. completed his general information and basic leader training course.

He and Duncan Croft as A.V.L. became the first Venture scout leaders of the 3rd. Blantyre Group.

This partnership would last for 39 years and supply most of groups leaders.

   
 
 

"AS WE ARE AN OPEN SCOUT GROUP, WE HAVE, OVER THE YEARS, HAD CONTACT WITH THE LOCALMINISTERS THE REVEREND JIM HUNTER AND THE REVEREND IAN MEREDITH, OUR LOCAL CATHOLIC PRIEST FATHER JOHN IRONS, AND VARIOUS SPEAKERS FROM THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY.

ON MANY OCCASIONS THESE PEOPLE CAME ALONG TO THE UNIT MEETING NIGHTS AS GUEST SPEAKERS AND WHEN THE OCCASION AROSE, ATTENDED OUR QUEEN SCOUT AWARD PRESENTATIONS.

 

AS A VENTURE SCOUT UNIT WE HAVE BEEN TO CHRISTIAN CHURCHES OF VARIOUS DENOMINATIONS, SIKH TEMPLES, MUSLIM MOSQUES AND JEWISH SYNAGOGUES, FURTHERING OUR UNDERSTANDING OF OTHER PEOPLES "BELIEFS AND FAITHS"

OUR PROMISE STATES

"A SCOUT IS A FRIEND TO ALL, A BROTHER TO EVERY OTHER SCOUT NO MATTER WHAT COUNTRY, CLASS OR CREED HE MAY BELONG".