Do you want to pass skills and knowledge onto future generations? You don’t have to be an adventurer like Bear Grylls to get involved with Scouting. Do you have first aid knowledge? Are you good with numbers? Handy in the kitchen? Or are you a DIY whizz? We all have useful skills and you can volunteer and help in many ways. Then why not become a leader with the 6th East Kilbride Scout Group. If you are interested then please use the contact us facility. As well as gaining externally recognised skills and having a brilliant time, Scouting also offers the chance to build on personal skills, like teamwork, confidence and leadership. A study found that over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives. Our award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouting as our young people. Scouting’s quality depends on its volunteers and our volunteers depend on Scouting to teach them the skills they need. National leader Our modular training scheme delivers the full spectrum of required skills. Volunteers can choose training modules that are relevant to the role that they do, ranging from leadership to running residential experiences and first aid. Our training scheme was recognised with a National Training Award from UK Skills. It is one of the reasons why we have managed to increase our volunteer numbers over the past few years, against the national trend. Relevant skills Over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives, so we’re certainly doing something right. A study of volunteers found that more than two thirds of respondents reported a direct correlation between their volunteer experience within Scouting and gaining employment or career development. Training in Scouting has also enabled volunteers to gain accreditation for Open College Network awards in Youth Work, and helped them to become associate members of the Institute of Leadership and Management and the Institute for Training and Occupational Learning.
Posted on September 14th, 2015 by John Anderson
Our Beaver colony has steadily grown in numbers over the past few years, and has now reached the point where we can take no more children. In order to maintain our ratio of Leaders to Beaver Scouts, and for effective working of our programe we will now be adopting a waiting list. Priority will be given to those that have been waiting the longest.
Posted on August 11th, 2014 by John Anderson
Beavers - Friday 9th January Cubs - Thursday 8th January Scouts - Friday 9th January.
Posted on July 28th, 2014 by John Anderson
As the 6th East Kilbride Scout Group goes from strength to strength, we are looking to increase the size of our leadership team. Leaders are required for our Beavers and Cubs section, as well as for our planned Explorer section which will open in the near future. Time commitment is whatever you can give, full training is available. All potential leaders will undergo a PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) check.
Posted on May 29th, 2014 by John Anderson
The whole group will be attending a camp at Lapwing Lodge - Paisley on the weekend 27th - 29th June. Cubs and Scouts will be there for the whole weekend,will arrive on the Saturday. Cost is: Beavers £20 Cubs £40 Scouts £40
Posted on February 13th, 2014 by John Anderson
We will be starting a Tuck Shop for all sections starting this week. For the Cubs on the Thursday it will open at 6.45pm to 7.15pm, and for Beavers and Scouts on the Friday night it will open 6.45pm to 7.15pm. All profits raised will go to the group.
Posted on January 21st, 2014 by John Anderson
Please be aware that over the next few weeks, there will be work being carried out on the church roof.
Everyone should take when entering and exiting the building due to scaffolding that will be erected around the church.
Posted on January 7th, 2014 by John Anderson
Beavers start back on Friday 10th January. Cubs start back on Thursday 9th January. Scouts start back on Friday 10th January.
Posted on December 19th, 2013 by John Anderson
Do you know that you could help our Group raise funds while you shop? If you visit http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/6theksg and register your details, then download their toolbar. Everytime you shop with an online retailer that is registered they will make a donation to our group at no cost to you. It could be you order stationery, or book accommodation for your work. The site has 1000's of retailers registered. You can also help fundraise by searching the internet. Use http://6theksg.easysearch.org.uk/ as your search page and they will make a donation for each search.
Posted on December 2nd, 2013 by John Anderson
Next Friday (6th December) we will be having a BBQ at Calderglen for the Beavers. Beavers should meet just in front of the conservatory at the main car park for 6pm. Beavers should be well wrapped up for the weather. We will be finishing at our normal time at 7pm.