Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 18th October 2017
The 30th Lanarkshire (St John's Church) Scout Group recently held a night of
celebration and fun involving all sections in the Group as they held their recent Annual General Meeting (AGM).
The AGM was very well attended and the Executive Committee were
pleased to accept new members offers to help with the running of the Group.
Official business was swiftly concluded so that the focus of the night could
turn to fun and celebration, with the Beetle Drive acting as a focus for the
evening and providing an opportunity to raise over £130 for the Group.
between rounds five new Beaver Scouts were invested, followed by seventeen new Cub Scouts which is a record for the Group if not in the District or Region.
Group Scout Leader Judy Trayner was delighted to
perform another first for the Group, the award of the Chief Scout's Platinum
Award to two members of its partnered Explorer Scout Unit.
Judy said 'the 30th Lanarkshire Scout Group is going
from strength to strength, our new Beaver colony already has over 20 Beavers as
well as a waiting list and we invested SEVENTEEN Cubs tonight. I was very proud
to award two Chief Scout's Platinum awards to two young people who are a
fantastic asset to our Group and who are good role models for our younger
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Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 29th September 2017
Role: Assistant Manager
Working hours: Any 5 days from 7, 37 1/2hrs per week.
The Glasgow Scout Shop isn’t your average retail outlet. We supply a range of Scouting and entry level outdoors products for our membership and their families to support them on their life changing experiences.
The store is a fast-paced environment, serving customers who visit us and processing a high volume of internet orders as well as assisting customers to source products that they need for their next activity.
We’ve grown the business substantially in recent years and are passionate about doing even more so we’re looking for someone with a hunger to make a difference to join our team.
You’ll be ready to lead part of the operation while the Shop Manager is here and at times take the reins fully and lead the entire team. Outstanding customer service is at the heart of our operation and you’ll be an excellent communicator who can multi-task while ensuring quality and consistency is maintained at all times and with the enthusiasm to ensure that we have a happy team, even happier customers and an efficient, high-quality shop.
To apply, please read the job description and person specification and send us a copy of your CV with a covering letter exploring why you’re the right person to join our team and how you meet the person specification.
Closing date: Monday 16th October 2017 at 12noon.
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Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 24th August 2017
Would you like to help shape direction or make a difference
to Scouting in Clyde Region?
We’re looking for volunteers to stand for election to the
Regional Executive Committee and become a Trustee of the Charity.
What’s the Regional Executive Committee, do I have anything
to offer and what might I get out of it?
All good questions!
So, the formal bit… The Regional Executive Committee is
responsible for managing the affairs of the Region, for supporting the Regional
Commissioner in meeting the responsibilities of his appointment and for providing
support for Scout Districts, Groups, Explorer Scout Units and Scout Network Units
across the Region.
But what does that mean in practice?
The committee meets four times a year and is responsible for
overseeing the running of The Glasgow Scout Shop, Auchengillan Outdoor Centre
and the regional office. In addition, it sets a development plan or strategy to
look at how we might support local Scouting.
The committee discusses potential new developments for
Auchengillan Outdoor Centre and ideas for events and activities, gets updates
on accounts and budgets for all operations and manages risk (anything bad) that
we might be exposed to.
We also look at challenges that are occurring within
Scouting and how we can support more young people, regardless of their background
to be given the opportunity to join Scouting.
Lots of people don’t realise it but members of the Executive
Committee are to some extent overseeing a business with a turnover of more than
£2million per year.
But I’ve never been on a board or a committee before?
That doesn’t matter, we can train and support you to grow in
to the role. You’ll get an induction training evening with the Chair and Secretary
and then we’ll discuss what other skills you feel would be useful to you.
Additionally, some people opt to join committees because of
skills that they already have in management, governance, communications, HR or
It’s good to have a mixture of experienced and new members.
So, interested? We have 4 vacancies this year, 1 of which
will be a 1 year commitment , 1 of which will be a 2 year commitment and 2 of which will be a 3 year commitment.
Whilst anyone who is eligible can opt to stand for election,
we’re keen to encourage applications from adult leaders and Scout Network
members aged 18 to 23 as we would like two of our trustees from that age group
and it would be good to increase our female representation on the committee as
For an informal chat about the role, you can contact Gary in
the regional office.
For more information about the nomination process, click here.
To complete a nomination form or self nomination, which
should be returned to Gary Bainbridge in the Regional Office by 25 September
2017, click here.
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