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Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 19-11-2012
After more than 10 years in post, Carslaw Purdie who is District Commissioner for South East District has indicated his wish to step down from that role.
Could you succeed Carslaw 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 21 December.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Stuart Imrie on 0141 639 2243.
Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 12-11-2012
Clyde Regional Scout Council has been building up a good
working relationship with the Commonwealth Games since Glasgow’s bid was launched.
During the bid process, we held a joint celebration to mark 100 years of Scouting and 100 days until Decision Day and we also had Scouts at The Old Fruitmarket on the day that the announcement was made who gave positive comments to local and national media about the Games coming to Glasgow.
In October 2010, a member of the cast of Glasgow Gang Show was part of the Handover Ceremonies Cast in Delhi and it is anticipated that he will be part of the Opening Ceremony Cast for CG2014.
In addition, for the last 3 years, regular joint meetings have taken place with the Boy’s Brigade, Girls Brigade, Girlguiding, Scouting and other Uniformed Youth Organisations to share good practice and discuss how we might collectively participate in and benefit from CG2014.
Following on from this, we are now in the advanced planning stage, for some special activities to take place with all 4 organisations from now until 2014.
A common badge is being developed that can be worked towards by all 4 organisations during session 2013/14 which would be completed by the end of June 2014. The badge will have 4 sections reflecting the organisations working together which will be Service, Faith & Inclusion, Get Active and The Commonwealth. Each section will have a possible 17 activities to choose from, representing the fact that CG2014 has 17 sports. At least one of the activities must include participation with one of the other organisations to promote team working.
A competition is about to be launched, run in parallel by 4 organisations to find a suitable design.
Joint Activity Day
It has been agreed that a Joint 4 Uniformed Organisations Activity Day will be held in March 2013. A venue is currently being looked at and more details will follow. For the Scouts, this event will be open to Beavers and Cubs.
A joint Carol service is being planned for Glasgow Cathedral, on 8 December 2013 to celebrate the start of the Commonwealth Games Year.
Commonwealth Games Camp
A joint camp, which for the Scouts will be open to Scouts and Explorer Scouts will be held at Auchengillan during the weekend 23rd/26th May 2014. There will be 200 young people from each of the Scouts, Guides, Boys Brigade and Girls Brigade at the event.
Discussions are ongoing about how the organisations might get involved in either the Games or activities that will be happening around the City during that time.
More information about all of these events will appear in the coming months on clydescouts.org.uk but please feel free to contact Gary Bainbridge in the regional office if you have any questions.
Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 12-11-2012
Design a badge for Girlguiding Glasgow, Scouts, Boys Brigade and Girls Brigade for the Commonwealth Games in 2014.
All four organisations are working together to make the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 a memorable time for all our members.
We would like you to encourage all members in all sections to enter our 'Design a Badge for the Commonwealth Games in 2014'.
All entries from the four organisations will be judged together with one winning entry, and the winning entry will be made into both a cloth badge and a metal badge. This badge will be an interest badge and can be gained from 2013 (more to follow on the content of the badge) and can be worn on the uniforms by all four organisations.
Each entry should be designed on one A4 sheet of white paper. On the back of the entry should be written:
- The Organisation (Girlguiding Glasgow, Scouts, Boys Brigade, Girls Brigade).
- The designers name and age.
- The designers unit number and section (Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Senior Section).
All entries should be delivered to the regional office by 1 December 2012.
The judging will take place early in December by an independent panel of judges and the winning entry will be known by Christmas.
All entries will be held so that they can form an exhibition(s) in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games in 2014.
The Commonwealth Games 'Official Logos' like the Olympic 'Official Logos' cannot be used in any material. The colours however can be and they are white, blue, red, green and orange. Any other colours can be used too.
Background Information about the Badge and the Commonwealth Games:
Any of the following information can be used as the basis of the design or each member can use their own imagination to design what they think represents the spirit of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014.
- There are 54 Independent states which make up the Commonwealth.
- There will be 17 sports competed for over 11 days in one City - Glasgow!
- The sports are:
- Lawn Bowls
- Rugby Sevens
- Table Tennis
- Venues: SECC, Hampden, Scotstoun, Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Tollcross Swimming Centre, Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls, Strathclyde Country Park, Celtic Park, Ibrox Stadium, Royal Commonwealth Pool, Glasgow Green, Barry Budden, Cathkin Braes
About the badge:
To gain the badge, for the four organisations, there will be four elements:
- Get Active