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1st Kilbride Group
1st Kilbride scouting was founded in 1983 in the old Parish hall on the Rectory Road, by the late Robin Craig and the late rev. Roy Cox as G.S.L. Des Nichol, Graham Campbell and Earl Lyttle were also leaders. Cubs was formed by Lee Henderson former leaders were Alwan Lorimer, Sandra Livingstone and Barbra Rea.

The group then moved to the new purpose-built hall beside St Bridges Kilbride Road on the sixth of June 1990, when there was a large increase in numbers in scouting and guiding due to the increase of new homes in this surrounding area

In December 1991 under the leadership of Sandra Livingstone one-off Kilbride cubs Matthew Gray travelled to London to take part in the national chatterbox finals at the House of Commons, Westminster, which Matthew won.

We now have a very active Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts group and the Holestone explores also meet with us. Initially the catchment area was the Doagh area now we have members from as far as Ballynure, Ballyrobert, Templeatrick and Ballyclare.

All the different groups are offerd a wide and varied programme through the year. Encompassing values traditionally associated with the Scout movement.

We maintain our numbers through out their scouting lives. Beavers enjoy an interesting and fun filled program, which is thoroughly enjoyed and encourages them to stay with the Scout movement. Cubs take part in most district events with great enthusiasm.
Scouts have a very active outdoor program, hill walking, camping and also backpacking. And all other scouting activities that Scouts of any age enjoy.

Explorers meet every second week, two meetings indoor and one outdoor, we have four members attending the world jamboree.

One of the strengths of Kilbride scouting organisation is the friendship the leaders would have and who meet on a regular social basis, which makes leaders feel more of a team and glad of the their support shown by, and received by their numerous colleagues.

There have been a lot of people linked to Kilbride’s success and listed below are a few the Names and if we have missed any we apologise:
Des Nichol, lee Henderson, Graham Campbell, the late Rev Roy Cox, Sandra Livingstone, Barbara Rea, Earl Lyttle, John Ownes, Phyllis Ashcroft, Stephen Darling, Ann Bersford, Heather Bartholomew, Alwan Lorimer, Heather Simpson and Edna McAdam.
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