Week Ending 30.11.13
Queen’s Scout Award
Congratulations to Ross McCaig, Assistant Scout Leader at the 70th Troop, who took a break from his studies at Aberdeen and was presented last weekend with two major awards – his Queen’s Award and the Explorer Belt. Ross was a member of Team Random on the summer Explorer Belt expedition to Estonia this summer.
Ross is looking forward to attending the St George’s Day Awards ceremony at Windsor in the spring for the formal presentation of his award.
Stated Annual Meeting
Thanks to all local leaders and friends of local Scouting who attended the Stated Annual Meeting. After the formal part of the evening Chief Commissioner Graham Haddock presented Explorer Belts to Sara McCaig and Ronnie Bryce, both of whom took part in this summer’s expedition to Estonia and successfully completed their assignments to gain the award.
Graham also presented a 25 Years Service Certificate to Andy Yarr from the 85th Group.
The evening was rounded off by 32nd Northface Explorer Scout Corrie Docherty who gave an interesting presentation on this summer’s expedition to the Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree.
Congratulations To Sara McCaig
The District is pleased to hear that Sara McCaig has been selected to be a member of the colour party for the St George’s Day parade at Windsor next spring. Sara will now attend several gruelling rehearsals before the big day.
Ardgowan Explorers Go Climbing
The Ardgowan Explorers from Inverkip enjoyed a night in Paisley District at The Bield last Thursday. The Bield is a converted church which is now a Scout meeting place with two halls. In the upstairs main hall there is a climbing wall with a series of different routes.
As part of the climbing badge, the 15 Explorers took part and mastered several routes as well as belaying the other Explorers. They also tried archery both individually and in teams.
Thanks to the The Bield instructors who ran the climbing and archer for the Explorers.
Big Thank You
Thanks to all who supported or were able to help on Saturday night at the Philippines Benefit Concert. Particularly Kenny P, Kyle, Aileen, Sara, Ross, Ronnie, Kieran, Tom and Kathryn (70th, 33rd, FESU and DESU). More than £2300 was raised.
Centenary Call Sign At The Radio Club
During the day, 726 contacts in 52 different countries were made from Asiatic Russia to Canada in the West. Members of the club were pleased to make contact with The Falkland Islands using morse code.
Beavers’ Creative Challenge
The beaver Scouts from the 70th Colony had an evening of scientific bases as part of the Creative Challenge. One of the most popular bases was a bubble-blowing task where the challenge was to blow as many bubbles inside each other as possible.