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  • Would you like to join our team in The Glasgow Scout Shop?

    Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 12th June 2019

    Role: Sales Assistant

    Location: The Glasgow Scout Shop

    Salary: £8.21 per hour

    Hours of work: As required

    We're looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic team members to join our staff team in The Glasgow Scout Shop.

    Every day we dispatch hundreds of items of books, badges and uniforms to parents of youth members and Scouting volunteers from around the UK and further afield.

    You will be responsible for picking and packing online orders and providing sales assistance to customers in The Glasgow Scout Shop as well as assisting the Scout Shop Team Leader with the general running of the Shop.

    You will have excellent attention to detail in picking, packing and dispatching orders, ensuring that our customers get everything that they've ordered first time and a good level of communication skills to help you interact with people from different backgrounds.

    Do you have a passion for excellent customer service and a good knowledge of Scouting?

    Click here for more details of the role .


    Please send your CV and a covering letter helping us to see why you're the person to join our team to by Friday 28th June 2019.

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  • Explorer Scouts wanted to join camp with Disabled Scouts this Summer

    Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 24th May 2019

    This summer a group of 35 young people will go on a summer camp to Meggernie Scout Adventure Centre in Glen Lyon for a week of activities and adventure.

    Unlike most Scouts, these young people need some support so they can fully take part in all the activities. That’s where we’re looking for enthusiastic Explorer Scouts to join us!

    You’ll take part in all the activities too, but at the same time you’ll be helping one of the young people to also take part. You’ll work as part of a Patrol with five or six other Explorers and a team of experienced leaders so you don’t need to have any previous experience working with disabled people.


    We’re looking for Explorers who are enthusiastic, patient and have an interest in helping others. We’ll provide some training for all the rest! More than half of our volunteers are aged 14 to 18 so you’ll be part of a team very similar to you.

    This is a particularly good opportunity for anyone completing Duke of Edinburgh Gold (it will count as your Residential Experience) or for anyone with an interest in studying medicine, nursing, teaching or anything similar.

    The dates are Saturday 29th June (leaving from Glasgow in the morning) back on Saturday 6th July. The fee for the week is £90 but this can be reduced if anyone has any difficulty paying. The camp will be at Meggernie near Aberfeldy with day trips to nearby cities and a full programme across the week.

    Full details are available from Michael Shanks by emailing or giving him a call on 07880777324. Even if you’re not sure if it’s for you but want to find out more please get in touch!

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  • Looking for support for the Animal Friend or Animal Carer badges?

    Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 6th May 2019

    Blue Cross, the charity dedicated to helping sick, injured and homeless pets has offered a national free education service to children aged 5-12 since 2005. Using their network of fully-trained and checked volunteers we have seen over 100,000 young people last year. Their talks are not a fundraising initiative but are part of our programme of information and education.

    Talks can be to large groups or made age-appropriate for smaller groups of children. The programme is particularly appropriate to areas such as Animal related activity badges. Talks can be given on subjects such as:

    • What pets need
    • Safety around dogs
    • Life skills – Responsible dog ownership (age 10 and above)

    Some of their volunteers have temperament-assessed dogs with them, and all carry a number of resources to help make the message of the Blue Cross a fun and interesting experience.

    These walks can be tailored to assist Beaver Scouts and Cub Scouts working on their Animal Carer and Animal Friend badges.

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    Availability of talks is dependent upon the availability of our speakers, so please contact me (Sue Malin) direct to make a booking during term-time at or 0300 111 8950. More information on responsible pet care and a booking form can be found at

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