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In 1971 the new housing Estate in Touch was under development and well advanced. A tenants association had been formed to represent the area and to negotiate with Dunfermline Town Council on behalf on the tenants of the estate. At this time Rod Adamson, a member of Fife Constabulary in the town was a Cub Leader with the 41st Fife in Rosyth and who had formed a new Scout Group , the 115th Fife , while stationed in Kirkcaldy. He was approached by members of the Tenants Association and asked to form a new Scout Group in Touch for the benefit of the children of that area. He agreed and so it was after obtaining registration with District Scout Association on 4th September 1971 the 40th was established. Rod recruited Harry Campbell and Angela Kerr who were fellow leaders in the 41st to become CSL and A/CSL in the new group . He also managed to twist the arm of Ian Parnell, who had been a leader with the (now closed) Scout group in the Congregational Church in Canmore Street, to assist with the running of the new Troop. We had no regular meeting place at this time. Meetings were initially held in in our homes, then in the Crush Hall in Woodmill High School along with Abbeyview Community Centre, St Ninians Church hall and Touch Primary School when Woodmill was not available. With the development in Touch the Council had a temporary community centre built in Garvockbank to house the various organisations that were springing up. We were able to rent the centre two nights per week to start off with. The centre which was a wooden hut became attractive to us as a possible permanent home given that it was â€œtemporaryâ€. Sure enough by 1974 a proper Community Centre was built and we became the only tenants of the wooden hut. Overtures were made to the Council to obtain the hut but these were rejected as it was their intention to demolish it. A new site was offered to us where we could build a new HQ. This would require large grants . Like the present credit crunch, finances became difficult and grant aid was no longer available.
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