Plea to track down title-winning Fife scouts for a reunion almost 50 years on

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A team of scouts from Fife planning a reunion need help to track down two members.

In 1967 the recently established 115th Fife (Torbain) Scouts entered the Kirkcaldy District competition for outdoor pursuits & camping - and came last.

The following year two of the survivors, Patrol Leader Charlie "Chic" Orr - pictured third right - and Bill Gilby (left) were determined this wouldn't happen again.

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115th Fife (Torbain) Scouts pictured in 1967115th Fife (Torbain) Scouts pictured in 1967
115th Fife (Torbain) Scouts pictured in 1967

In 1968 a new patrol entered and came first, and went on to win the competition three years in a row, culminating in securing the Fife County Flag in 1970.

Now those involved are planning a reunion photo, but need to track down two members.

They want to trace John Simpson - pictured second left - who may have pursued a career in dentistry, and Charlie Orr, who worked for Lothian & Borders Police.

Others in the photo are Andy Wishart (third left), Tom Brown, Ken Gilbert, Scout Leader Ross Kerr, and District Commissioner David Robertson.

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If you know anything about the whereabouts of Charlie and John, please contact [email protected]

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