The following is being sent by email from Kevin O'Gorman to everyone across Clyde Region today.
email is going to all adult volunteers and members of Scout Network across the
Region as well as the information appearing on our social media channels.
I am pleased
to be able to let you know that we have now updated our Strategic Plan to 2021
which you can read here.
The plan is a
very short document, 1 page of strategy and 3 pages of measures; 5 minutes to
read maximum. A lot will change in five years of the plan, today’s Cubs will be
Explorers and the Explorers will leaders or in Network; it important we get the
How does the
Region affect what happens in my Scout Troop on Wednesday evening?
document is designed so that region will do more in the areas that will help
you deliver your programme. Already, the Glasgow Scout shop supplies badges,
uniforms and programme materials; Auchengillan, provides 3 residential
building, 120 acres of campsite, nearly 40 activities at up to 60% discount to
Clyde Groups; the Office gives support for training courses, Scouting growth, overseas
expeditions, media, safeguarding, and a wide range of governance matters to
help make compliance with rules easier for your volunteering experience.
It really is time to ask not what
you can do for your region, but what your region can do for you! Yes, I did get
that the right way round.Please take 5
minutes to read and send me your thoughts or suggestions
How can I
or post on FB with comments by Sunday 20th March; the Executive
Committee meets on Wednesday, 23rd March to discuss the final draft.
After that Marion and I will be in touch to share the final version with you
and the short term plans. These are tight deadlines, as strategies often fail
through over discussion before they get implemented.
Where did the
plan come from?
It came from a
series of meetings and a workshop with over 60 people attending from all across
the region. The day was run by Professor Robert MacIntosh who has delivered
strategy development programmes for a range of public and private sector
organizations including a number of FTSE-listed firms.
Are we big
enough to need a plan?
we have more than 7,000 youth members, 1,400 adult volunteers, 17 paid staff,
and a turnover of approx. £1.7 million pounds (just the region – not counting
groups and districts).This year alone
saw trading in the Scout Shop’s exceed £1million (85% on line), and
Auchengillan £400,000 (90% non-Scouting).
I am a young
leader does it matter what I think?
it matters loads! You are the leaders of the future, it is in your interests to
make sure we all get this right and don’t leave a mess for you to sort
out.Things do have long term
consequences, for example, the tree project at Auchengillan is establishing
woodlands for the next 100 years at least. Author: Gary Bainbridge