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Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 02-08-2012
The Royal Navy and Royal Marines run free activities for young people and would like to extend this offer to Scouts, either at Scout Group weekly meetings or at camp.
There are three types of activities: science and technology interactive activities, practical leadership tasks, and lessons in field-craft and survival techniques.
The science and technology activities are fun interactive problems based on the Royal Navy's new Type 45 Destroyer, for example communications or logistic supply exercises. Practical leadership tasks are problems which have to be completed within a certain time, for example removing a casualty using a make-shift stretcher, picking up an explosive device using ropes and staves, or navigating through a 'minefield.' Lessons from Royal Marines in field-craft and survival are best suited to outdoor environments such as at camp. They include shelter building, camouflage techniques and various survival techniques. Usually these activities are run at local Schools and Colleges for students in order to build teamwork and leadership skills in a non-classroom environment, however would work extremely well as an organised evening for the Scout Troop, or a morning/afternoon activity at camp. Alternatively if Scout Leaders have any other ideas that they would like military assistance to run the RN/RM team is willing to help in any capacity.
Attendance by the team and all equipment is provided free of charge, and all personnel involved in any of the activities have CRB/Disclosure Scotland clearance. More information and requests for attendance should be made through the Royal Navy's local Area Careers Liaison Officer, Lt Peter Ling RN, contact details for whom can be obtained from Gary Bainbridge.
Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 30-07-2012
15 Explorers form the 204th Glasgow have recently completed a 2 day Treasure Hunt in the Czech Republic capital of Prague.
The Explorers were split into 2 teams, before leaving the UK and were posted out clues that eventually led them to Edinburgh Airport, they had no idea which country they were going to until they received their boarding cards.
On arrival in Prague they stay at a local hostel. Over 2 days the teams competed by travelling all over Prague using the Metro, Trams and Buses to find landmarks, crack clues and puzzles and learn a great deal about Prague itself.
Both team leaders were in mobile contact at all times with the leaders using local sim cards, which allowed them to check on their progress.
This is a bi-annual event for the 204th with previous treasure hunts being in Frankfurt and Dublin.
Thanks to Gerry Durkin for the pictures and story.
Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 12-07-2012
Would you like to help contribute to the strategic management and direction of Scouting in Clyde Region?
Nominations for election to the Regional Executive Committee are now open for 2012/13.
The Regional Executive Committee is responsible for managing the affairs of the Region, for supporting the Regional Commissioner in meeting the responsibilities of his appointment and for providing support for Scout Districts, Groups, Explorer Scout Units and the Scout Network in the Region. It is specifically responsible for:
- promoting the development of Scouting in the Region and arranging for harmonious cooperation with other organisations,
- acting on matters relating to the Region's finance and property,
- appointing sub-committees and overseeing their operation,
- appointing a Regional Secretary from time to time if it is a remunerated post and for dealing with any staff matters,
- supervising the administration of Districts, particularly in relation to finance and property matters,
- attending to Regional administration, including matters relating to adult appointments, registrations and membership of The Scout Association,
- complying with legislation applicable to Scottish charities, and
- approving an Annual Report including annual accounts and associated financial statements, for submission to the Annual General Meeting.
For more information about the nomination process, please click here.
To complete a nomination form or self nomination, which should be returned to Gary Bainbridge in the Regional Office by 21 August 2012, click here.