Welcome to the First Glasgow Scout Group
The First Glasgow Scout Group was the first Scout
Troop to be registered, with its registration certificate dated 26th
January 1908. Captain Robert E Young OBE, known to generations of boys as ‘Boss’ Young, founded the Group and led it from 1907 until his
death in 1940.
The first Scouts came from Glasgow Academy, Kelvinside Academy, Glasgow
High School and Hillhead High School. These schools are still represented
today along with girls and boys from many other schools in the west of
Many former members of The First Glasgow have served the Scout Movement
elsewhere in Glasgow, at Scottish Headquarters and at UK and World
Scouting level. Many have founded and assisted Scout Groups in other
parts of the world.