The 121st Clarkston Glasgow Scout Group has been in the heart of Clarkston for almost 90 years. We have over 400 youth and adult members across our group, with three Beaver colonies, three Cub packs, two Scout troops and an Explorer Scout Unit.
Our aim? Well, we want to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.
How do we do it? We provide them with exciting and adventurous activities with progressive training based on the scout promise and law, guided by adult leadership.
Our Beavers and Cubs all take part in balanced programmes throughout the year. They work through various challenge and activity badges. Our Beavers get opportunities to learn about themselves, explore their feelings and develop good habits of health and personal safety. Cubs work together, go to indoor camps and learn new skills.
Outdoor activities feature prominently in our Scout troop. The highlight for most is the annual summer camp, and much of the rest of the year is devoted to preparing for this through many more weekend camps. Map reading, camp cooking, first aid and other skills are practiced throughout the year.
Explorer Scouts are encouraged to work with other explorer scouts in the district, not just the unit. This widens the chance to take part in many more activities, not just those their own unit organises. We also encourage our Explorer scout to help our Beaver, Cubs and Scout sectional meetings as young leaders - passing on the skills and experiences they have acquired throughout their scouting journey.