Strathaven Scouts Centenary Book
By Iain Park
It has been a long time
in coming but "The Strathaven Scouts A Centenary History"
was published in November 2013.
It is a high quality hard backed production
of 256 pages including over 200 photographs covering the 100 years. 300 copies
have being printed and will sell at £14.99 each. The cost has been able
to be kept to what the FOSS Committee thinks is a reasonable one thanks to a generous
grant received to help defray the publication costs from the South Lanarkshire
Rural Partnership LEADER programme.
I wish to thank all members of FOSS
who have assisted me with written items for the book, information, and photographs
or in any way over the last few years and also the members of the FOSS Committee
and of the Scout Executive for their support of the project and, in the latter
case, for their promise of financial support, if needed.
I am pleased to
report that the book contains a foreword in the form of a letter from the Chief
Scout, Bear Grylls, congratulating the Strathaven Group on its 100 years of successful
Scouting. As I have said in my own introduction to the book I expect that there
will inevitably be errors or omissions in it despite intensive proof reading and
editing and I apologise to anyone whose name appears incorrectly or may not be
included or if I have left out something which others may consider to have been
of importance. I hope that those who read it will find the book to be an accurate
account of the Strathaven Groups 100 years and that for FOSS members it
will bring back happy memories of their time in the Scouts.
a leaflet including ordering information (pdf file)