October was a special month for many members in the Group. Older Scouts moved up to the Explorer Section, Older Cubs got invested into the troop and four Chief Scouts awards were presented by Anne Law, our District Commissioner. Well done and best wishes for your future in Scouting!
Summer camp at the Auchengillan jamboree was enjoyed by all the scouts and explorers who attended with some describing it as the best camp ever. It was wet, it was sunny, it was misty so a typical Scottish summer. AJ17 had a very international make-up, with scouting friends from Weurt, near Nijmegen, Netherlands, sharing our camp. Amongst other things the scouts enjoyed an outdoor pool party, a foam party and a paint party. Photos are on our flickr group, with more to follow.
Once again, the 183rd Scouts hold the Camping Competition trophy for the Great Western district. Well done to everyone who put themselves forward, the next challenge is the zonal competition!
We have now held the trophy continuously for 20 years – here is the team photo from 1997 – see anyone you know?