Glasgow Cathcart MSP, James Dornan, has put forward a Parliamentary Motion congratulating Hugh Alexander Walls (known as Sandy) on receiving the Silver Wolf, the highest award in Scouting.
At a presentation to Mr Walls on Saturday night, James Dornan congratulated Mr Walls on receiving this accolade whilst also placing praise on the 29th Glasgow (1st Newlands) Scout Group whom he served as Group Leader for 30 years. The memento that was presented to Mr Walls to mark this occasion was a sculpture made by Mr George Parsonage.
The 29th Glasgow (1st Newlands) Scout Group was founded on the 24th February 1919 and is one of only three in Scotland that is recognised by the Royal Navy. The group offers teaching in sailing, power-boating and kayaking through its small fleet of sailing dinghies and power-boats.
Commenting the SNP MSP said: “Sandy Walls has served his local Scout Group with distinction for 47 years. Getting this award, the highest award within the Scouting organisation is a wonderful achievement and Sandy is an example to us all of a community leader in every sense of the word. His work for the magnificent 29th Glasgow (1st Newlands) Scout Group has brought great joy to thousands of young members over the years and he fully deserves this recognition."
The text of the motion follows;
S4M-01708 James Dornan () (Scottish National Party):
That the Parliament congratulates Hugh Alexander (Sandy) Walls on his recent award of Silver Wolf, the highest award in Scouting, which was presented to him by Scouting's Chief Commissioner of Scotland; notes that Sandy has served the 29th Glasgow (1st Newlands) Scout Group for 47 years, 30 of them as group leader; further notes that the group, which was founded in 1919, has a number of sailing dinghies and safety powerboats that offer sailing, power-boating and kayaking to members and others, which makes it one of only three scout groups in Scotland to be recognised by the Royal Navy, and acknowledges his distinguished service as a community leader, which it considers to be worth parliamentary recognition.