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Week Ending 31.03.18

Queen Scout Awards

Four young people from Greenock and District Scouts were awarded their Queen’s Scout Award recently. Members of the 85th and Ardgowan Explorer Unit, and the 32nd were awarded the honour – the highest individual award in Scouting.

District Commissioner Peter Bennett congratulates the four young people on achieving the Queen’s Scout Award. To gain the Queen’s Scout Award each young person requires to complete a wide range of personal challenges and the District is proud of them for achieving the award.

At the 85th and Ardgowan Explorer Unit Scouts, leaders, family and friends of Callum Scott and Calum Yarr gathered as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant Guy Clark presented them both with the Queen’s Scout Award.

Callum Scott joined the 85th as a Beaver and has since taken on the mantle of Explorer Leader for Ardgowan ESU. Along the way he has organised expeditions and competitions for his Explorers and has visited Sweden, France, Switzerland, Italy, Ireland and Austria. He has also found time to gain leadership permits in climbing and hillwalking.





Calum Yarr started hillwalking at a young age having completed his 20 hikes away badge by the time he was 10. He has also visited several countries as a Scout and has worked as a leader at the 85th as well as the 59th. His favorite memory is walking down Ben Nevis as an Explorer in the small hours of the morning and with a Blood Moon shining overhead.





At the 32nd, Laurie and Kennan were also presented with their awards by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant Guy Clark.

Vice President of Greenock and District Scout Council, John Hawthorn was also presented with a certificate marking 50 years’ service as an adult. Over the years John filled a variety of roles in Paisley and Bishopton and held Commissioner roles at Area and National level. John was also a dedicated International leader in World Scout Jamborees and Blair Atholl Jamborettes.




Easter fun at 10th Beavers

On Thursday it was all about Easter for the Beavers. Our meeting started with a game of bunnies and eggs in the grass before splitting into groups for Easter crafts.






73rd bounce along

Scouts and explorers from the 73rd enjoyed a night at elev8 trampoline park and a trip to McDonalds. Thanks to Manos Kiriakakiss for organizing.





59th Cubs have sunny camp at Lapwing.

This weekend 16 members of the 59th Cub Pack enjoyed a sunny and action-packed camp at Lapwing Lodge. Fun was had by all through the many activities which included archery, climbing, pioneering, axe & saw, slip’n’slide, crafts, photographic scavenger hunt, wide games, camp quiz, talent show and more.

Many thanks to our ACSL Josh Mcculloch and our SASU member Alex Canning for all their hard work at the camp this weekend and for all the work with our pack prior, we all wish them good luck and bon voyage as they set off to the USA.





33rd Beavers

Lots of seasonal Easter crafts for 33rd Beavers.









Appointment of ADC (Youth Involvement)

The District Commissioner is delighted to announce that Lloyd Keogh joins the District Team as ADC (Youth Involvement).

Lloyd’s role involves promoting, developing and implementing the Scouts Scotland Youth Involvement Strategy by working with Groups and Units in the District to promote youth involvement in activities.

An Assistant Explorer Scout with the Ardgowan Explorer Unit, Lloyd is a Queen’s Scout and gained the Explorer Belt in the District expedition in 2017.

Lloyd is looking forward to supporting Group Scout Leaders and Explorer Unit Leaders in working towards a movement shaped by young people in partnership with adults and working to ensure that the voice of young people is heard at all levels of Scouting in the District.