Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 25th January 2021
Whilst 2020 might have been filled with challenges, the resilience of Scouting has stood out for families right across our local communities.
We know that adapting our programme was challenging but our young people have continued to grow and develop as they completed their badges and awards and that is a huge testament to you, our volunteers.
Ordinarily, we celebrate the achievements of Scouts, Explorer Scouts and members of Scout Network during November but we were unable to do that last year.
We are now inviting you to submit details of young people from all sections who have completed top awards during 2020 and during March, we will showcase a video online sharing the achievements of our young people.
Please use this form to tell us about the young people who have completed their awards. To allow us to make the celebration something more than a list of names, we are asking for photos and favourite memories from young people when they worked towards completing these.
Thank you for all that you are continuing to do to deliver Scouting to our young people, it is greatly appreciated.
Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 25th November 2020
Our Youth Involvement Commissioners, James and Iona, are looking for young people to share what their experience of Scouting has looked like over the last year and what's important to them in the future.
Clyde Scout's first Youth Voice Blether is taking place on Monday, December 14th at 7pm via Zoom and all Explorer and Network Scouts within Clyde Region are invited.
You can sign up to this event, or just stay in the loop by completing this form: https://forms.gle/
Discussions from this event will be extremely useful in shaping the priorities of our new Regional Youth Advisory Group (RYAG).
To find out more, you can email James or Iona.
Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 6th October 2020
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 their 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 £1million 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 2 vacancies this year for a 3 year commitment and 1 for a 1 year commitment.
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 6 November 2020, click here .