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7th 9:30 - 8th October 2017 16:30

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  • Join our Executive Committee

    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 risk management.

    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 well.

    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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  • Meet Jamboree Unit Leader, Anne

    Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 23rd August 2017

    Name: Anne

    Role: Unit Leader, Clyde Jamboree Unit & member of Scottish Scout Active Support

    How long have you been involved in Scouting? 18 years, before that I was in Guiding for 6 years.

    Favourite Scouting memory: Completing my Queen's Scout Award and taking part in the Queen's Scout parade at Windsor.

    #iScout because fun and adventure are for everyone and I want to help people experience that.

    When not Scouting, I love to travel, ski and get lost in a good book and I'm a huge Harry Potter fan.

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  • Would you like to learn more about Ghana?

    Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 21st August 2017

    Explorer Scout Molly from Inverness is headed for Ghana in the summer of 2019 to build a playground for a school of blind and deaf children.

    She's moving to Glasgow to study in September and has offered to run a night about Ghana, some of which will contribute to international badges and as part of her fundraising efforts, she's selling handmade elephant pins to go on neckies for £1 each. 

    Interested? Contact Molly at mollya.gill@gmail.com to arrange a visit.

    elephant

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  • Meet our third Assistant Unit Leader, David

    Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 14th August 2017

    Name: David Love

    Scouting role: Assistant Unit Leader, Clyde Jamboree Unit & SHQ Commissioner for Scouts

    How long have you been involved in Scouting? 18 years

    Favourite Scouting memory: Sunrise morning on 1st August at the centenary jamboree 2007

    #iScout because I enjoy the fun, skills, challenge and adventure

    #funfact about me: My nickname is Smiley

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  • Meet Sam from our World Scout Jamboree Unit

    Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 12th August 2017

    Name: Sam Murdoch

    Role in Scouting: Assistant Scout Leader with 1st Insch Scouts & Assistant Unit Leader, Clyde Jamboree Unit.

    How long have you been involved in Scouting? Since I was a Beaver aged 6 and have never left.

    Favourite Scouting memory: Going to the World Scout Jamboree 2011 in Sweden as a participant

    #i.SCOUT because I want to give young people the fantastic experiences I had as a Scout.

    When I am not Scouting, I play rugby for my local team and a fun fact about myself is that my initials spell my name (S)am (A)lexander (M)urdoch.

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  • Introducing Laura from our Jamboree Unit Leadership Team

    Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 12th August 2017

    Name: Laura Yuill

    Scouting role: Assistant Beaver Scout Leader 159th Glasgow and Assistant Unit Leader, Clyde Jamboree Unit.

    How long have you been involved in Scouting? Officially 10 years starting as an Explorer in 2007 but with both my parents being involved I have grown up with Scouting.

    Favourite Scouting memory: Would have to be completing my Explorer belt in Estonia in 2013. It was tough at times and I said never again on completion. By the presentation 3 weeks later, it was when can I do something like this again? It was an amazing experience meeting local people and working alongside them along with Scouts from all over Scotland.

    #iScout because I want to give others the opportunities I've had through Scouting and more.

    When I am not Scouting, I am a Curling coach at Braehead ice rink.

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