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Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 28-06-2012
After more than 4 years in post, Sandra Veitch who is District Commissioner for South Western District is stepping down on August 31st.
Could you succeed Sandra as District Commissioner and provide inspirational leadership and support to volunteers across the District?
The successful candidate will be able to embrace the 6 key areas of leadership and management in Scouting:
- Providing direction
- Working with people
- Achieving results
- Enabling change
- Using resources
- Managing your personal time and skills
As District Commissioner you will be responsible for leading the Scout District, ensuring that we provide good quality Scouting for young people. You will help take us forward as a growing organisation relevant to young people and adults alike. You will be capable of providing strategic direction and working with people of all ages.
It's a key part of our support structure and a lot of hard work but the reward of seeing young people enjoy the adventure of Scouting is something that can't be beaten.
Nominations and self nominations should be submitted to Gary Bainbridge in the Regional Office by Friday 3 August.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Stuart Imrie on 0141 639 2243.
Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 22-06-2012
As part of Scouting's culture of safety, there are a few things that those Groups who own or borrow boats, canoes or kayaks need to be aware of.
Rule 9.46 of Policy, Organisation and Rules states:
- All boats owned by or on long term loan to a Member or unit of the Movement should display an Identification Boat Sticker.
- All such boats operating on British Waterways Board controlled rivers must display this Identification Boat Sticker.
- All boats should have adequate marine insurance cover.
- Leaders must ensure that all craft are maintained in a serviceable condition, inspected and tested every three years in accordance with Region arrangements and self-assessed every year.
At a recent meeting of the Regional Executive Committee, Clyde Region approved local arrangements to support Groups & Districts to comply with the fourth bullet point above.
Any Group or District who has craft that need to be inspected should contact Colin Lamont, our Regional Adviser (Activities) with details of what craft they have and ask him to arrange for an inspection.
The Region has appointed a number of boat examiners who through Colin, will carry out the required inspections, ensure that appropriate identification stickers are on all craft and then return a register confirming craft inspection to Colin, who will retain a copy for our records and supply a copy to the Group or District.
Thereafter, you require to have these inspections re-done, every 3 years.
Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 21-06-2012
The 2nd Coatbridge Scout Group's #do1thing for Scout Community Week work made it on to STV Local recently. Click here to read the story.