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Additional Leaders sought

Posted on September 14th, 2015 by John Anderson
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.

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Beavers closed to new joiners.

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.

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Stolen Trailer

Posted on July 31st, 2014 by John Anderson
The East Kilbride Scouts trailer was stolen at the start of July.

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New Leaders Wanted

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.

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Bag packing

Posted on June 2nd, 2014 by John Anderson
On the 1st June the Scouts along with some local Explorers spent the Sunday bag packing to raise the funds. The Explorers were raising money towards trips to the World Scout Jamboree in Japan, as well as an Indonesia trip for Turtle conservation work. The Scouts were raising money to go towards new equipment. In total £821 was raised. Many thanks to Lindsayfield Morrisons for allowing us to do the bag pack, and a big Thank You to all those that put money in our buckets.

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Group Camp

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

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Tuck Shop

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.

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Church Roof

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.

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Scouts visit to Xscape.

Posted on January 20th, 2014 by John Anderson
The Scouts will be making a visit to the Xscape centre at Braehead on Friday 21st February to have a go at the sky park and the fan drop. The Sky Park is a state of the art aerial adventure course, 60m long, 15m above the ground, including a zip slide, traverse wall, hanging logs, jigsaw, swinging rungs, swinging platforms, cargo net, Burma bridge and rope ladders! The Fan drop is twin fan descenders - the first of their kind in the world - clip on and jump! Freefall most of the way until the fan slows you to a gentle landing 15m below! The cost is £11, and Scouts should meet at the church at 7pm and we would be looking to return at around 9.30pm. Further details of the venue can be found at

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