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2008

Pizza and movie night

The final event of 2008 will be a trip to the cinema and pizza for the Scout Troop on Friday 19th December. Full details, and permission form to be found here.

Kandersteg Christmas Bag-pack

Our second bag-pack for the Kandersteg expedition will be taking place at Sainburys East Kilbride on 24th December.

Sainsbury’s is always a top fund-raising opportunity for us, so we hope for as much support from Scout, Cubs, Explorers and parents as possible.

Shifts will be of 2 hours each; 10 to 12, 12 to 2 and 2 to 4. Smart uniform is required and we ask you to wear your Scout cargo pants or kilt.

More details can be found here, and remember, you don’t have to be going to Kandersteg to help out.

10% Discount at Tresspass

Tresspass, the outdoor retail store in East Kilbride has offered members of the group a 10% discount. The store offers a wide range of outdoor clothing, shoes, boots and accessories. Members of the group need only mention that they are a member of the Scout Group.

Full details here.

Bag-packing success

Well done to everyone who helped out at the bag packing in Tesco on 1st November, we completely exceeded our expecactions and our Kandersteg funds have had a great start.

Please keep the 24th December 2008 free for the next bag pack at Sainsburys East Kilbride. More details to follow

Kandersteg fundraising opportunity

November 1st is our first bag pack to help kick off the Kandersteg 2010 funds. This will be at Tesco, Rutherglen. Looks like it will be a busy day so we hope for as much support from Scout, Cubs, Explorers and parents as possible.

Shifts will be of 2 hours each; 12 to 2, 2 to 4 and 4 to 6. Smart uniform is required and we ask you to wear your Scout cargo pants or kilt.

More details can be found here, and remember, you don’t have to be going to Kandersteg to help out.

There is still time to sign up for the Kanderseg Adventure. Details here.

Meggernie 08 - photos uploaded

We’ve just uploaded some cracking shots taken at the recent Meggernie outdoor weekend for Scouts and Explorers. There were 20 in total, taking part in gorge walking, river crossing, wide games, estate walk, Samba Di Amigo, night frisbee and lots more.

Take a look at the gallery for some great photos of another great Meggernie weekend.

New session programmes online

In case you missed them, the new Cub, Scout and Explorer programmes have now all been posted.

Summer camp photos

We’ve just uploaded the photos from this year’s midgie infested, but terrific summer camp at Hawkhirst Activity Centre.

Stay tuned for “Hawkhirst - the Movie” which will follow soon!

Meanwhile, the pics can be found in the Gallery.

All go on September 5th 2008

After a terriffic summer break, all sections will start back on Friday 5th September

Beavers and Cubs meet at 6.15

Scouts and Explorers meet at 7.45

The new season programmes will be available on the site soon.

Summer break

A succesful group night at Calderglen Country Park marked the last scouting night before the summer break.

The new session of Friday nights begins on September 5th. And don’t forget Summer Camp for Explorers and Scouts runs 26th July to 2nd August at Hawkhirst. Its still not too late to sign up!

Latest Summer camp documents now due for return

The letter of attendance and Permission to Camp forms are now available from the downloads pages. If you wish to attend this year’s summer camp at Hawkhirst, then please return both forms to either Robbie or Gordon.

See you at Hawkhirst!

Cub Pack goes "Out of this world'

The Cubs had an "Out of this World " Pack Holiday at Bonaly along with the 150th and 186th.

They had a great time visiting Dynamic Earth, went on a Mercat Ghost Walk, played a wide game, had a campfire, did the Astromers badge and enjoyed the sunshine!

Photos hopefully coming soon.

Explorer Belt Challenge Norway - 2009

An exciting opportunity for 185th Explorer Scouts is announced.

Planning is underway for a proposed Explorer Belt Challenge in summer 2009, which will be jointly organised by the Cambuslang and 185th Explorer Scout Units. The Explorer Belt Challenge involves a two-week expedition travelling through another country to help participants develop a real understanding of cultures, and working within a small team of three to four explorer scouts to complete a series of projects and meet local people.

For more details download the initial Explorer Belt Challenge Letter from the downloads page.

Hawkhirst Summer Camp - July / August 08

“An Amazing Adventure”

For summer camp this year the Scout and Explorer Scout sections are going to Hawkhirst Scout camp. The camp will run from Saturday 26th July 08 to Saturday 02nd August 08, Hawkhirst is located near Kielder Water in Hexham.

Hawkhirst is a UK Scout national activities centre and has fantastic activities available from abseiling and climbing to sailing on Kielder water. The older Scouts and explorers will get the opportunity to take part in a one night canoeing expedition. This summer camp will also be an excellent team building opportunity in preparation for our Kandersteg summer camp adventure in 2010.

Summer Camps 2008 - 2010

Calling All Parents, Cubs, Scouts & Explorer Scouts

The leaders will be holding a short presentation about the planned summer camps. Please come along and hear about the plans for our 2010 Kandersteg adventure in Switzerland.

Presentation details – Meet in the main hall at Burnside Church on Friday 25th April 08 @ 8:00pm. The presentation will run for around 30 minutes. Normal Scout and Explorer section meetings will resume after the presentation.

Silver Chief Scout Award Winners

Great news from the Cub section!

On 22nd Feb Silver Chief Scout Awards were presented to Gregor, Sam and Christopher by the Assistant Area Commissioner.

These are the first Silver Awards presented for a number of years, and is a tremendous achievements by each of the cubs.

Cubs Global Challenge project raises money

On Friday 22nd Feb the Cub Pack started their Global Challenge programme. Part of it is to learn about what charities do. The Cubs were asked to bring along a shiny £1 coin and as they were polishing it they were to think of people who were less fortunate than themselves.

At the meeting the Cubs thought about Scouts in other countries as it was the Founder's birthday. As they did this they placed their coin's on the country they were thinking about and lit a candle.

Most of the Cubs remembered their £1 coins and raised £16 which they decided to should go to the Dogs Trust.

AGM - Sunday 2nd March

The Group will be holding their AGM on Sunday 2nd March 2008 from 2pm in the Upper hall of Burnside Church.

Supporters, members and parents are all welcome.

New Cub programme just posted

We've added the new Cub programme to the site. Mosey on over to the Cub page to see what's coming up.

Scout Patrol of the Month updates

We've added a new section to the Scout page: Patrol of the Month. Check it out to see which Patrol leads the Troop in the monthly Patrol competition.

2008 Explorer section programme now available

We've just added the action packed Explorer scout programme for the new session. Take a look at the Explorer Scout page to get the lowdown.

Summer Camp 08

It's all set. Our 2008 Summer camp will be held at Hawkhirst Adventure Camp. The 185 are frequent visitors to this outstanding national activity centre. With a terrific range of land and water based activities at hand, we are expecting one of our best summer camps yet.

New Scout programme now onlne

Check out the Scouts page to see the new 08 schedule. Its totally cool.

Documents section added

We've added a new Documents section to the website. This will allow parents and scouts to download useful generic 185 documents. Currently it houses the Friday night permission form and Gift Aid declaration.

2008 Session begins 11th January

After the Christmas break, all sections will start back on Friday 11th January.

Beavers and Cubs meet at 6.15

Scouts and Explorers meet at 7.45

The new season programmes will be available on the site soon.