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2009

Fundraising "Make your own decoration" evening

On Friday 4th December some of the parents are having a fundraiser Christmas wreath / table decoration making night.

There are two sessions: one at 6.30pm and the other at 8pm. Teas, coffees and home baking will be available.

All welcome to come along - help raise some funds, and make a nice decoration or two. Tickets are £10 which inlcudes the cost of materials, and also refeshments. Please see the leaders, or use the contact form for more info.

Windy on Whitelee!

The Cub, Scout and Explorer Scout sections attended Whitelee Wind Farm on Saturday 10th October as part of the Group Enviromental Partnership Award.

Everyone was welcomed to the wind farm with a short video showing how the wind farm was constructed. We then moved on to learn about the wind and how we harness it to produce electricity, followed by a short walk around some of the wind turbines.

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Meggernie 09 - Photos now online

Another amazing weekend at Meggernie (our 16th year)! 30 Scouts, Explorers and leaders had a weekend of great weather and activity in this stunning setting in Central Scotland.

Check out the pictures in the Gallery.

New Unit Chairman appointed

At the first Explorer meeting of the new session, a new Unit committee was appointed. Ewan Sharp is the Chairman, and Scott Bradley will be the Shadow Chairman. Jamie Broadfoot was appointed as the Unit Treasurer.

The new Unit programme has been updated here.

New session - 28th August

The new 185 Scouting session for all sections will start on Friday 28th August. More details on the upcoming programme will be available when the section leaders complete their programme planning sessions over the next few weeks.

Great Towers photos

It was another terrific week of summer camp for the scouts and explorers, this year at Great Towers Scout Camp, near Lake Windermere - a first for the 185. The weather was mixed, but it was a great week of activity, fun and friendship.

The photos are online now, and give a great idea of what the week was like.

Culzean Castle photos

The great weather helped to make this weekend camp at the fantastic Culzean Scout camp a really great time.

We’ve just uploaded the photos, so take a look- and remember you can link to a larger version by clicking any of the photos during the slideshow.

Latest from the Cub section

The cubs have been dead busy recently! They recently completed the Chef badge, and learned about kitchen hygiene, made the most delicious pizzas, some angel delight and fruit, and some chocolate crispie cakes. The Chefs badge is sponsored by Edam and the cubs got some Chefs hats to wear while they were cooking. Hopefully a couple of photos soon!

Moving outdoors, the cubs were at their Braveheart camp 15th-17th May at Bonaly along with the Cubs from the 150th, 186th and 3rd East Kilbride. They visited Edinburgh Castle, Arthurs Seat, and Pizza Hut. They also held Highland Games, a campfire and played games with the earth ball. Check out the photos in the Gallery.

Finally, the gang are looking forward to their trip to Loudoun Castle Theme Park with other Cubs from South East District on 7th June.

2008 Summer camp details announced

This year’s summer camp for Scouts and Explorers will be at Great Towers Scout camp from Saturday 1st to Saturday 8th August.

Great Towers is a Scout activity centre that has some fantastic activities available, from High rope courses to archery. This summer camp will be under canvas, and will include a sightseeing day visit to Keswick. This will also be an excellent team building opportunity in preparation for our Kandersteg summer camp adventure in 2010. Anyone who is attending Kandersteg and has not attended a week long summer camp should attend this one, it’s the last chance before 2010.

For more details, please see the information and interest letter on our downloads page.

185 Leaders attend 2009 Parade of Queen Scouts

Our Scout Leader, Robbie Gibson, and Assistant Explorer Scout Leader, Douglas Mason both gained their Queen Scout Award last year. As a result, they were part of the group that represented Scottish Scouts at this year's Parade of Queen Scouts, held annually at Windsor Castle. The weather was fantastic, and the parade was quite a show. Also in attendance were the Chief Scout, Peter Duncan, and Major General Sir Michael Hobbs, who was representing the Queen.

Switzerland fund-raising update

The recent fund-raising bagpack at Tesco raised another terrific amount. Well done to all those that participated.

The next big event is the Race Night at Cambuslang Rugby Club on May 16th. Doors open at 7:30 and tickets are priced at £6 a head for what promises to be a terrific night.

If you are a scout, then sold ticket sales must be returned to your section leader by May 8th. If require more tickets, then please see Robbie, or a member of the Kandersteg fund-raising team.