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Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 02-04-2010
Young People in Glasgow are being given the chance to learn to play an instrument; for free! Thanks to the generosity of several top Scottish musicians, "Come and Try" workshops will be held at various locations across Glasgow.
The workshops are being offered by the Glasgow Fiddle Workshop who host weekly classes at Stow College.
Gillian Frame, development officer for GFW and a former Young Scottish Traditional Musician of the Year said 'it would be an ideal introduction for anybody even slightly interested in learning to play. We provide the instruments and you don't need any experience.'
The great thing is that the organisers of this event will come out and visit you in your local Scout Group so you don't have to worry about transport. They've hosted a number of these workshops at the yearly traditional music festival; Celtic Connections and they're always hugely popular.
Participants will have the chance to learn the basics of playing guitar, fiddle and tin whistle.
Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 01-04-2010
Jimmy Patterson has been appointed as District Commissioner for Eastwood District with effect from 1 April 2010.
Jimmy brings more than 40 years experience of Scouting to the role having previously held appointments as a Group Scout Leader, member of a Group Executive, ADC (Scouts) and District Explorer Scout Leader.
Jimmy is looking forward to supporting Groups around the District and to looking ay how Scouting can reach out to more young people.
Commenting on the appointment, Stuart Imrie; Regional Commissioner for Clyde Region said; 'I am delighted that I have been able to appoint Jimmy into this key role to support adults in Eastwood District. His experience will help provide management and leadership skills that will facilitate the development of the District.'
Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 16-03-2010
Beaver Scouts from the 1st Glasgow recently completed their Creative Challenge badge under the leadership of new Beaver Scout Leader, Abdul Cathcart.
The Colony made a hot drink safely, the older Beavers taught the rest of the colony a new song and they tried drinks which had had food colouring put in them to learn about how when you look at something, you can think it is different from what it actually is.
At the end of the night, they were joined by District Commissioner Anne Law who presented Abdul with his Appointment Certificate.
The 1st Glasgow have recently opened a 2nd Beaver Colony and are actively recruiting new leaders to reduce the list of young people wanting to join.
Beaver Leader Abdul said 'Beavers is great fun and I'm loving helping them to enjoy themselves. We want to allow more young people to enjoy the adventure of Scouting so watch this space as the Group keeps growing!'