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Week Ending 01.02.20

Awards at 45th

Four of Quarrier’s Village’s new Scouts were awarded their Chief Scout Silver Award at the group’s AGM this weekend. Well done to Jessica Peters, Oscar Linton, Harry Milligan and Cormac Lowry.

 

 

 

 

 

Malaysia reunion

The 16 Greenock and District Scouts who travelled to Malaysia on the West Region trip last summer got together with rest of the group for a reunion. Using Lapwing as a base, the young people enjoyed a weekend of activities including go-karting, laser tag and sledging. In between the activities, they spent the time reminiscing about an adventure they will never forget.

 

 

 

 

 Kilmacolm’s Meggernie camp

The 25th had a splendid weekend camp at Meggernie. On Saturday they headed off up the hills along a route arranged by Anna. In the evening, they made their own night lights by making electrical circuits on a card using conductive paint. The following day they had archery and tomahawk throwing. Thanks to Rab and Judith at Meggernie. Thanks to Lorraine and Jackie for the brownies and also to Fergus for delivering Anna to us on Saturday morning.

 

 

 

Ardgowan Explorers Take On New Heights

Explorers from Ardgowan Explorer Unit took part in the national Burns celebrations at the weekend whilst at their favourite winter camp location Glenkin, near Dunoon. The Explorers settled in quickly on Friday night and prepared for their next day’s hike by mapping out the best route to the local crag at Benmore. Having prepared their routes, estimated distances and times the Explorers set off the following morning towards the crag. Lucky the weather held up for the day and after a 3.5-hour walk the Explorers took on the heights on the crag by abseiling the vertical high wall. Later they held a Burns supper followed by a quiz. All Explorers enjoyed their weekend and look forward to the year ahead.

 

 

 70th Scouts Burns supper.

On Friday they held their annual Burns supper. Everyone stood as the haggis, carried by Sylvain was ceremonially piped in by Ross Munro.

The Selkirk Grace was given by Daniel before Kenny gave the address. A less than sharp knife caused a slight delay in the haggis having it’s gushing entrails bricht entrenched, but Kenny gave his all until we had the “glorious sight, warm-reekin, rich!”

We learned a little of who Rabbie Burns was from Sean and Uist, then Beth recited My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose. The Immortal memory and the Toast To The Lassies were humorously given by Sean, who was then equally humorously replied to by Stella and Beth before the vote of thanks by Robbie.

 

 

 

 33rd celebrate Scouting

 The 33rd held Group celebrations at which they unveiled their new sign to help promote the Group in the community. Members from all sections took part and badges were presented by honorary GSL Kenny Wilson.

Acting DC Peter Bennet came along to unveil the new sign to encourage more young people come along and have some fun and adventures and help build their confidence.

 

 

 

 

 

5th Beavers and Cubs camp at Everton

Beavers and Cubs from the 5th had their first ever camp at Everton. They did archery and grass sledging before making their own boats out of recycled objects. There was a hike before the new ships were launched for a sail on Betty Burn. Camp was rounded off with a campfire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

33rd’s sponsored walk

Scouts from the 33rd did a sponsored walk from Whinhill Golf Club to Largs. It was a fantastic effort from participants and leaders who were raising funds for the group and for Glasgow Disabled Scouts whose meeting place needs repairs. The 33rd decided to raise funds for this cause after spending summer camp with the disabled scouts and getting to know them.

 

 

 

 

 Annual Census

All Groups should now be in possession of the information required to access their Census Return online. Please complete the census by this weekend.

 

District Executive

The District Executive meets on Tuesday 4th at District HQ at 7.30pm.