Coronavirus Update

Dear all,

As Scouts, wherever we go and whatever we do, we put our member’s safety and wellbeing first.

As you will be aware, the Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, is an evolving situation and a difficult time for all of us and our families.
After listening to our volunteers, the decision has been taken to suspend all weekly section meetings for an indefinite period of time (from today, March 16th)

This includes Monday Beavers, The Group Camp meeting & Explorers which were scheduled for this evening.

We are not, at this stage, cancelling Group Camp. However we will continue to monitor the situation and give you an update as soon as possible.

We will continue to provide updates to parents, supporters & volunteers as the situation develops.

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions.

Many thanks,
Brian Martin (Group Scout Leader)
Peter Ritchie (Group Chair)
Andy Loudon (Assistant Group Scout Leader)
James Gallagher (Assistant Group Scout Leader)

Centenary Club Winners

December 2019
Bi-annual Star Prize – £200 – No. 32 – Johanne Bowman
Monthly £50 Draw Winner – No. 149 – Ian Aithie
January 2020
Monthly £50 Draw Winner – No. 57 – George McLaws
Congratulations – your prize is on its way

Mystery Trip Photos

wmo-mystery-trip-front-blur-for-websiteOur Explorer Unit joined two other local units in February 2016  for a trip to Copenhagen, Denmark.

Their destination was kept a closely-held secret from the announcement about the trip in August 2015 until around 44 Explorers met at Edinburgh airport on the day of  departure.

Check out the 28th Giffnock ESU and Warrior ESU Facebook pages for some great photos from this memorable trip!

Where should I stitch new badges on my son or daughter’s shirt?

Glad you asked!  Please don’t guess; you may be asked to move badges that are out of position.2015cu-as-ath

Here are the official badge placement diagrams from The Scout Association.

Badge placement diagram for Beavers
Badge placement diagram for Cub Scouts
Badge placement diagram for Scouts
Badge placement diagram for Explorer Scouts

If in doubt, ask your section leader or a Scouter.

How can I help?

Much of the Group’s success is down to the hard work of the leaders, who give of their time freely to plan and run weekly meetings, camps and other activities. They are supported in that work by the Group Executive Committee which is responsible for maintaining the Scout Hall and providing the camping and activities equipment used by the sections. For details of how you can help, please see the note titled How can I help? (A Guide for Parents).