Greenock and District
Greenock and District Scouts has been providing fun and adventure to the young people of Inverclyde since 1908.
The District boasts 15 Groups and seven Explorer Units under the leadership of District Commissioner Peter Bennett and has a total membership of approximately 1500.
It covers the towns of Greenock, Gourock, and Port Glasgow, as well as the villages of Inverkip, Wemyss Bay, Kilmacolm, Quarrier’s Village and the Island of Bute.
With its Headquarters in Greenock, the District has its very own campsite, Everton Campsite, which is approximately one mile south east of Inverkip on the edge of the former Everton Quarry. Everton became the Greenock District Camp Site in 1923 when the privilege to use the ground was granted by Sir Michael Hugh Shaw Stewart, who was keenly interested in Scouting. Originally stretching to five acres the site has been expanded with the addition of an adjacent 35 acres of land on a 99 year lease. A wide range of outdoor and indoor activities are on offer and the centre’s Lodge House has indoor accommodation suitable for Special Needs and is available for use all year round. It is used extensively by uniformed organisations and the local community.
One of the highlights of Greenock and District Scouting’s calendar is the bi-annual Greenock Gang Show. The show involves a cast of well over 100 supported by leaders, Scout Active Support members and parents.
The District has a pipe band, Leapmoor Pipe Band which performs regularly at Scout and civic events.
An amateur Scout Radio Club has established its station in District Scout HQ and participates in Jamboree on the Air, Thinking Day on the Air as well as offering a range of activities such as Summits on the Air and geocaching.
For more information about Scouting in Greenock and District please visit: www.greenockanddistrictscouts.org or contact
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