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Scout leader who boasted about taking party drug meow meow on Facebook faces the sack

Scout leader who boasted about taking party drug meow meow on Facebook faces the sack

A Scout leader aged 67 could be stripped of his woggle after he was caught boasting about snorting banned party drug meow meow.

Outwardly-respectable Bob Hennegan’s drug habit was exposed in a string of Facebook messages.

The OAP wrote about buying mephedrone powder – also known as Mkat – for £20 a gram.

A friend said: “Bob sniffs meow meow off a key in club toilets.

“When I saw him doing it in the loos once I asked him what he was doing and he just said ‘a bump of Mkat’. Then he was in dancing around like a madman.

“He’s going to do himself some serious harm if he keeps taking meow meow. He knows he shouldn’t be doing it, especially as he’s got responsibilities looking after youngsters.”

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Hennegan’s messages about using the class B street drug were posted privately on Facebook.

They were leaked by an acquaintance fearing for the welfare of Scouts, who are famously asked by their leaders to Do Your Best.

One pal messaged Hennegan asking if he still used the drug.

The Scoutmaster replied: “Correct! Only about once a month/6 weeks. Can’t afford it.”

He then went on to detail how he paid “£20 ish” per bag for the drug, which was a legal high until it was banned in 2011 following a spate of UK deaths.

Pictures on Hennegan’s Facebook page show him in Scout uniform, complete with badges, woggle and necktie.

Other snaps show him clubbing in rave-style beads and a vest and swigging from a bottle of Estrella lager in a pub.

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The Scout leader claimed to have paid £20 for a bag of the banned drug

Hennegan lives in Birmingham and is a regular at bars in the city.

A source said: “Parents would be horrified if they knew Bob spent his spare time snorting this dangerous drug.”

Hennegan’s habit will embarrass the Scouts – motto Be Prepared.

The movement’s founder, Lord Robert Baden-Powell, said the phrase means “you are always in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your duty”.

The Scout Association’s national HQ launched a probe after we alerted them to Hennegan’s messages and ­promised to co-operate with any police investigation.

A spokesman said: “The Association carries out stringent vetting of all adults who work with young people and requires them to work to strict guidelines outlined in the ‘Young People First’ code of good practice.”

Hennegan refused to comment.