The 183rd Glasgow Scout Group currently has over 150 members. We are in the Great Western District of the Clyde Regional Scout Area. Currently the group consists of two Beaver Colonies, two Cub Packs and a Scout Troop. We also have an Explorer Unit (Rannoch Explorer Scout Unit). Our members enjoy a varied and carefully planned programme in all sections with opportunities for trips, camping and working towards gaining various badges.
The Scout Association’s Child Protection policy is known as the ‘Young People First’ policy. It’s often referred to as the “yellow card” policy because of the pocket sized reminder card all adults are asked to keep and carry with them.
The ‘Young People First’ policy is held up as an example of best practice and praised by the child protection agencies. The Scout Association also enjoys the confidence and trust of thousands of parents who each week place their children in our care.
It is the policy of The Scout Association to safeguard the welfare of all Members by protecting them from physical, sexual and emotional harm.
The Scout Association is commited to:
- Taking into account in all its considerations and activities the interests and well-being of young people
- Respecting the rights, wishes and feelings of the young people with whom it is working
- Taking all reasonable practicable steps to protect them from physical, sexual and emotional abuse
- Promoting the welfare of young people and their protection within a relationship of trust.
All adults aged eighteen or over, no matter what their role or involvement within Scouting, are responsible for putting this policy into practice at all times.
We hope your child enjoys their time with us but if you have any cause for concern please discuss it with your Section Leader. If this does not resolve the matter please contact the Group Scout Leader. The Scout Association does have a complaints procedure which can be viewed at scouts.org.uk/complaints
Several fundraising and social events are run during the year to support the group. The annual Barbecue and Quiz Night are the functions that the group organises. The Cubs run a Christmas Post in December each year however, all the proceeds are given to a chosen Charity.
The group has a number of section leaders. All the leaders put in a lot of effort to run their section. It is not just an hour or two a week. There is preparation for weekly meetings, activities to organise and attend at weekends and Group management meetings. The leaders are all volunteers and they are using their spare time to provide activities and opportunities for members of the Group and will often need help and support from parents.
The 183rd Glasgow Scout Group is led by a Group Scout Leader with the support of the Group Executive Committee. This committee consists of the Group Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer, Section Leaders and parent representatives. The Committee is responsible for the maintenance of the hall, Group finance, public relations and fund raising. All together they support the running of the group.
Sometimes photos and images of Scouts, Cubs and Beavers taking part in activities are submitted to local newspapers, the Group, District newsletters and websites or put on display.
If you have any objections, please indicate that you are not willing for your child’s image to be used in this way, by contacting your section leader at the earliest convenience.
We have 5 group sections, and an explorer unit attached to the group as follows:
Monday Cubs (ages 8 – 10)
Tuesday Beavers (ages 6 – 8)
Tuesday Scouts (ages 10 – 14)
Thursday Beavers (ages 6 – 8)
Friday Cubs (ages 8 – 10)
Rannoch Explorer Unit (ages 14 – 18)
Our explorers meet weekly for activities, however many of our explorers help the group on a weekly basis as Young Leaders.
Subs are due on a yearly basis. Please consult your section leader for how much each sections subs are.
Prompt payment is crucial to avoid embarrassment and help us run a successful Group. Subs cover national Scout insurance, hall rental costs, capitation fees and some programme activities.
Money should never be a barrier for Scouting, so if you are having trouble with money, please speak to your section leader in confidence. They will come to an arrangement with you that is suitable for both you and the group.
The Scout Association
The Scout Association provides adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for 500,000 young people aged 6-25. Internationally, we have over 28 million young people enjoying the benefits of Scouting across 216 countries. Personal development means promoting the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual well-being of the individual, helping them achieve their full potential. In Scouting, we believe that young people develop most when they are ‘learning by doing,’ when they are given responsibility, work in teams, take acceptable risks and think for themselves.
Each Section has its own uniform. For the Beavers this is a turquoise sweatshirt, for Cubs a green sweat shirt, Scouts a teal green shirt and Explorers wear a beige shirt. All sections wear the Group neckie. There are also T-shirts, shorts, fleeces etc but they are entirely optional. The uniform may be purchased the Glasgow Scout Shop, 21 Elmbank Street, Glasgow, G2 4PB.
When a young person joins a section we advise that the uniform is only purchased when they are ready to make their promise (usually after 3 to 4 weeks). When a member moves from one section to another they may wear their old uniform until they acquire their new uniform.