Cork Scouts: Look back 40 years to 1978

Cork Scouts: Look back 40 years to 1978
LORD MAYOR'S MELVIN RECEPTION - Members of the 42nd Cork Troop (Ss. Peter & Paul's), winners of the 1978 'Melvin' All-Ireland Scoutcraft competition, pictured with the Lord Mayor Cllr. Brian Sloane at a civic reception at the City Hall, Cork. Included are Councillors Vincent O'Connell, Dan Morrissey, John Dennehy, Deputy Pat Kerrigan T.D., Jack Higgins, Assistant City Manager and members of the Diocesan Council C.B.S.I. The competition in 1978 and 1979 were the only two years that the competition was for a full troop as distinct from a patrol. -Pic...Echo.

This week we are taking a step back in time to some of the memories of 1978. 

It was the year that Cork Scouting adopted the theme for the year of ‘Standards’ and many of the troops around the diocese took on the theme by running inter-patrol competitions. 

It was also the year the All-Ireland Scoutcraft competition for the coveted ‘Melvin’ trophy was a full troop event. 

Up to then, it was always a patrol of eight scouts represented the troop. We hope that the various photographs will bring back the memories of some of the events and there is no doubt time will be spent in picking out faces in the crowd.

Cork scouting is blessed with the Walter McGrath Scout Museum in Togher and the legacy he left behind with 24 volumes of large Photographic albums and newspaper clippings. The photographs in this page are from Volume Number 15.

More in this section

Sponsored Content