Volunteers Are Everything To Us! Ian awarded his 25 years!

At the recent Regional AGM, four of our volunteers received special awards.  Whilst Ian wasn’t able to be at the AGM to collect in person, GSL Liz Garvie presented Ian with his 25 year service award at Beavers.

Well done, Ian, and thank you for everything you bring to the Group.

Obituary – David Webster

It is with great sadness that we share with you all, David’s obituary as it appeared in the paper.  We thank David for the lifetime of service to Scouting and offer our heartfelt condolences to all David’s family.

WEBSTER David (Broxburn) David, beloved husband of Jean Reid, devoted father to David, Sheena, Lynne and Margaret, loving granda and great-granda to his family. Also long time member of the Broxburn and West Lothian Scouts. Funeral service at West Lothian Crematorium, on Saturday, January 19, 2019, at 1 pm. Family flowers only. Donations if you wish to Cystic Fibrosis Research. Published in Edinburgh News on Jan. 16, 2019

Read more at: https://announcements.johnstonpress.co.uk/obituaries/edinburghnews-scotsman-uk/obituary.aspx?n=david-webster&pid=191272209

Chief Scout Silver Awards presented to three Cubs

District Commissioner, Neil Rowland, popped along to the Scout Hall to award three of our Cubs with their well deserved Chief Scout Silver Award, the highest award available to Cubs.

Well done to Ethan, Kyle and Struan and we hope you hit the highest level during your time in Scouts too!

Scouts Scotland July membership email

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ScoutFest. Booking is now open for our adults festival on 15-16 September. Join us for an amazing weekend of skills workshops, outdoor activities, networking and loads of fun. Book now!
Trustees nominations. We’re looking for Scouts Scotland members to join the Scottish Board. The deadline for nominations is 17 July so apply soon.
Summer camp guidance. Are you heading on a summer adventure soon? Here are five final checks you need to make before you go away:
1. Make sure your Nights Away Notification Information is completed (at least seven days before the event).
2. Check your In-Touch arrangements are in place.
3. Do you have appropriate Nights Away permits in place and permit holders for adventurous activities?
4. For international trips, submit Part B of the Visits Abroad Form to your Regional Advisor (International) six weeks before travelling.
5. Think about the welfare of your group, and make sure you have all the right equipment, medication, dietary support etc in place.
We hope everyone has an amazing time! Please head to our website for more information about summer camp planning.
Outdoors skills training. Scout Adventures Lochgoilhead is running a series of adult training events throughout the year. Check out their online booking portal for all training opportunities.
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International connections

  • American Scout wanting to get in touch with Scottish Scouts with a view to joining their camp in 2019. Ref 31/18
  • 15-year old Indonesian Scout would like some Scottish Scout badges to add to his collection. Ref 32/18
  • Welsh explorer scouts looking for accommodation Glasgow and Fort William area. Ref 34/18

If you are interested in helping out, please email internationallinks using the reference number quoted.

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Claim the badges earned out with Cub sessions!

There are many, many badges to be awarded through Scouting, some are completed out with the weekly Cubs session and can be done through school, home life or the weekly clubs so many children attend.

We’ve listed just some of the badges we commonly see completed out with the weekly sessions – but there are loads more which may already have been completed! Make sure you look at the Challenge Awards at the bottom as we’d love it if your Cub could complete the Chief Scout’s Silver Award before heading off to Scouts, but we’ll need your help with this.

http://6thwestlothian.org.uk/cubs/home-school-and-club-badges

Annual Fees Due

If you’ve not paid them already, the annual membership fees are due. If you would like to pay by bank transfer, the sort code is 80-12-71 and the account number is 00828848.

If you’d like to pay with cash or cheque, please hand it in as soon as possible. The fees are £35 per child.

Thank you!

Parade Day, Sunday 22nd April

Whether you are a Beaver, Cub or Scout, we would love it if you would attend the Annual Parade taking place on Sunday 22nd April.

Please let us know if you can come so we know the numbers. The more of us, the better!

We are looking for parents to help getting the kids to Linlithgow on the day too.