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Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 07-06-2011
As many of you will have noticed, the route of the Olympic Torch has been announced!
The Torch will start its journey in Land's End and travel up the UK through a number of Scottish cities before returning back down the UK to London.
Support Scouting by nominating inspiring Scouts
The torch is normally carried by local people who represent youth and community organisations involved in sport, drama and other activities.
This is a great opportunity to celebrate the good work that people do.
In this spirit, we would like to encourage as many members as possible to nominate at least one Scout they know to carry the torch.
The more nominations for Scouts that are put in, the better chance there is of a Scout from Scotland being chosen, so please get involved as soon as you can.
If you do nominate a Scout to be a torch bearer, please let SHQ know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can keep a track of the nominations activity to make sure that every District nominates at least one person.
We may also use the nominations information for other communications activities, so please take this opportunity to boast about the great people in your Scout Group, District and Region.
The deadline to nominate anyone who you feel would represent Scouting by playing a part in the torch relay is the 29th June.
LOGOC, who will be picking the torch bearers are looking people who:
- Inspire others to do something they never thought possible
- Alway try to be the best they can be
- Make a real difference in their school or local community
- Show what it means to be a real friend
- Show respect for other people and knows the importance of fair play
Please visit the official London 2010 website where the process and information is explained in more detail.
Here are some key points to keep in mind:
- Nominees must be 12 years of age or older on the date they are nominated in order to be eligible for nomination.
- Nominees must be resident, and have an address, in the British Isles (not including the Republic of Ireland).
- Where more than one nomination is received for the same person, only one nomination (selected at random) will be considered for the purposes of the nomination process. Torchbearers are only permitted to carry the Torch in one slot on the Torch Relay.
- You must have obtained the permission of the Nominee to: (i) nominate them; and (ii) supply their personal details, including the nomination story, for the nomination process. You must explain the application process to the Nominee (including the fact that LOCOG will use their contact details to contact them directly if they are successful in the ballot). You may find it helpful to print the nomination process summary above and provide it to the Nominee. Where the Nominee is under 18 years of age on the date of making this nomination, you must inform the Nominee's parent/guardian of your intention to nominate the Nominee and obtain the parent/guardian's consent to do so.
Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 06-06-2011
The 77th Glasgow are holding their annual Summer Camp for disabled Scouts in the Lake District from the evening of Friday 24th June to Saturday 2nd July and are on the look out for some helpers.
They are currently 5 helpers short which means 5 of their boys will be unable to attend camp as they require a one-to-one helper. Disabled Scout Camp is a hugely fun and rewarding experience for helpers and great experience for CVs and University/college applications.
If you think you might be interested in helping out, please email the Camp Leader, Michael Shanks on email@example.com or phone 0141 562 4010.
Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 03-06-2011
Scouts from the Blackwood Scout Group have been enjoying Scotland's recent good weather with a camp at Fordell Firs during the weekend April 29th/May 1st.
With the Scouts raring to go, Scout Leader Donald promised them that 'I must be lucky as my last 3 camps have all been dry!'
New Scout Ian had only joined the Troop 3 weeks before finishing for the East break so the weekend at Fordell Firs seemed like an ideal opportunity for him to be invested and take his Promise. Ian made it 2 firsts for Blackwood as he was the first Scout from the Group to go on Fordell's Kind Swing and the first to be invested away from the Group's normal meeting place.
He was strapped into the harness then the rest of the Troop winched him right to the top some 60 feet in the air, he made the Scout sign and said his promise before he was allowed to pull the release lever. I think the pictures tell the story really well of how he felt at just achieving membership and he can't wait until he starts on the actual challenge badges!
Finishing off the activity, our Scouts even persuaded ASL, Clare to have a go.
All round, a great weekend!