A Cambuslang Boys’ Brigade company is facing an uncertain future due to a lack of members and volunteers.
The 217th Gilbertfield company has been based at Flemington Hallside Church for over 90 years.
But the junior section has fallen dramatically over the past two years from 20 boys to just six.
And a lack of adult officers has led to some nights even being cancelled.
Junior section officer in charge, Glenn Jamieson admitted to the Reformer that the situation was critical.
He said: “What used to happen is the company section would have hardly any boys but there has been a turnaround here.
“The company section now has a lot of boys but the Anchor Boys and junior section are dwindling while officers are drifting away. “The situation is getting worse. “Children have lots of options these days. I know a lot of football teams train on a Tuesday night and that has hurt us, but I still see lots wandering around.
“We are a Christian organisation but we take boys from all backgrounds. Out nights mainly consist of games and meeting people. We have the serious stuff like marching, which teaches discipline, but it’s mainly sports and games.”
Glenn said they were also looking for adults to help out, but stressed it was not a full time commitment.
“I’m not asking for someone to come every week, just on a rolling basis.
“I work away, so I know what it is like. It’s Camping out Junior sections boys from the 217th Gilbertfield BB company enjoy a camp, but the section is struggling with a lack of members