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Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 04-04-2011
Scouts and Explorer Scouts from the 150th Glasgow enjoyed an activity weekend at Lochgoilhead recently.
During the course of the weekend, several of the Scouts and Leaders ended up in the Loch instead of on the water but one lucky Scout was invested whilst kayaking!
Later on in the weekend, one of their Explorer Scouts was invested on the Pole Climb.
Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 01-04-2011
As part of the ongoing review of all Scouting activities, the rules on swimming have been amended by UKHQ.
The new, simplified arrangements will ensure that running such activities is easier for leaders. The details can be found at www.scouts.org.uk/swimmingupdates
- Paddling has been clarified and requires no qualification by leaders
- No further qualifications are required in instances where a lifeguard is provided (including swimming pools and beaches)
- Swimming in pools and Class C waters are now managed in line with other Class C water activities. No qualifications are required by leaders
- Swimming in all other open waters (B1 and higher) has been simplified and safety cover can be provided by either:
- a water activities permit holder (when following the guidelines outlined in the swimming factsheet)
- someone who holds the Royal Life Saving Society Water Safety Management Programme (WSMP) or any equivalent or higher award.
Full guidance is available in the swimming factsheet
The revised rules for swimming are determined by the classification of water location and required supervision. It ensures that you can continue to provide accessible activities for young people in a safe environment.
Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 28-03-2011
Could you support and motivate nearly 100 volunteer adults to deliver Scouting to our youth members. We're looking for a volunteer District Commissioner to lead a support team and coordinate the work of Calder District.
The successful candidate will be able to work well in meetings and on a one to one basis, provide positive management for local Scouting and develop relationships with volunteers in the organisation and external agencies who can enhance our work.
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 should be submitted using this form to Gary Bainbridge at the Regional Office by 18 April 2011. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Stuart Imrie on 0141 639 2243.