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159th Glasgow Scout Group

FAQs

What do Beaver Scouts wear and how can I buy it?

Beaver Scouts wear a uniform of a turquoise coloured sweatshirt. All Scouts within the 159th Glasgow Scout Group (adults and young people) wear the same colour neckerchief. The uniform can be bought from the Glasgow Scout Shop, either online or at the shop in Elmbank Street. Uniform is not required for the first few weeks, and we recommend buying it for when your child makes their promise to join Scouting.

How much does it cost?

The Membership Subscription for all young people is £50 for the year, with a small discount for siblings. Where possible we ask for this to be Gift Aided (our charity number is SCO33310) to maximise the sum received. This suscription covers various costs, from national HQ services such as insurance, to our local weekly meetings. We hope you agree this is good value for money! Trips and camps are charged at cost. Money should never be a barrier to anyone taking part in Scouting and if this is an issue, please speak to the Section Leader in confidence.

When do you meet?

All Sections meet regularly once per week, during school term times:

Beavers: Wednesday's 6.30 - 7.30 pm
Cubs: Tuesday's 7.00 - 8.30 pm
Scouts: Thursday's 7.30 - 9.15 pm
Explorers: Wednesday's 7.30 - 9.15 pm

There are also plenty of opportunities to take part in day trips and camps which often take place at weekends or during school holidays.

Where do you meet?

Sherbrooke Church Hall, 240 Nithsdale Road, Glasgow G41

Is there a planned programme of activities for Scouts?

Yes. Behind the fun of Scouting, there is an educational programme which was completely redesigned in 2015. Whilst Groups around the UK will undertake different activities from each other, the main programme areas are: Outdoor and Adventure; Global; Community; Fit for Life; Creative; and Beliefs and Attitudes. Our Leaders are trained to deliver this programme.

Are the backgrounds of all adult leaders/helpers checked?

Yes, all Adults are checked through the PVG Scheme (Protection of Vunerable Groups) which was formerly known as Disclosure Scotland. This includes all Adult Leaders, Group Executive members, Sectional Assistants and Occasional Helpers.

What information should I give the leader about my child?

The very first time you go along, you will be asked to give some basic emergency information to make sure we can keep your child safe. It includes emergency contact details and details of any medical conditions, allergies etc which the Leader needs to be aware of. Please remember to tell the Leader if there any changes, for example if your child starts taking medication or develops an allergy.

Is there a waiting list?

We do have a Register of Interest for Beavers. Children under 6 can join this list, and we will contact you as soon as your child is old enough and there is a space available. Send a message using the Join Beavers page to add your child's details to the Register of Interest. Children over 6 years may be able to join the colony straight away or at the start of the next term depending on the current numbers in the colony.


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