Welcome to our website, where you will find everything you need to know about the fun and various activities that our boys and girls enjoy throughout their time with the 20th Glasgow (1st Milngavie) Scouts. Our website is regularly updated to keep you and your child informed.
Explorer Scouts (14–18)
Welcome back to all our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Leaders and parents and particularly to all of those joining the worldwide family of Scouts for the first time. We are all looking forward to another exciting Scouting year ahead of us.
The Milngavie Trail Race is back again in 2018! This a challenging race based around the wild and beautiful trails of the West Highland Way and Mugdock Country Park. The race starts and finishes at the Headquarters of the 20th Glasgow (1st Milngavie) Scout Group and takes runners out through some scenic and challenging terrain.
This year we have added a Junior race for young people between the ages of 13 and 16 which will start and finish at the same place as the main race and take a shorter, but equally challenging route.
The 20th group is run entirely by volunteers and that includes our hardworking leaders.
We urgently require people/parents to assist with the background operational running of the Hall and Scout Group. We urgently require a Group Chairperson and we also have several other vacancies for committee members. More...
Another amazing Milngavie Scout Trail Race took place last sunday, the sun was shining for the 3rd year in a row, and we had a fantastic turnout by all the runners, friends, families and scout members. We want to say a big Thank You to all the helpers and organisers, marshals, volunteers and superb bakers..and also to all of the organisations who contributed to our great prizes for the winners. Please click on the link below to find out the official race times
We have 4 Explorers; Nicholas Cameron, Rory Begg, Sandy Christie and Stuart Reid have registered for their Duke of Edinburgh Award and we will keep you up-to-date with thier progess!
Many of our boys and girls, leaders and family joined together on Sunday 13 November for the Milngavie Remembrance Day Parade which took place in the village. The parade, headed by the Milngavie Pipe Band and followed by many other community groups including our Scout members headed from Mugdock Road to the War Memorial in the precinct for an 11am service. Thanks to everyone who took part and attended this important community event.
Three Scout Leaders from Milngavie, Gordon Hobden, Sandy Bennet and Ian McCreadie, were recognised by East Dunbartonshire recently for their service to the local community. Between them they have amassed a total of almost 100 years of service to the Scout movement of which 60 has been with the 20th Glasgow (1st Milngavie) Scout Group. Local Councillor Jim Gibbons nominated the trio to attend a Tea with the Provost event where they were each awarded a certificate by East Dunbartonshire’s Provost Una Walker.
The second year of the successful Milngavie Scouts trail has taken place...and what a fantastic race! We extended the number of participants to 250, introduced Chip timing and provided plenty of home baking, a free Jaw Brew beer and refreshments for all our fantastic participants. There was medals and prizes for 1,2,3 male and female, oh and spot prizes for some lucky winners too. Here's the results for the 8.5mile trail race.....in VERY HOT weather. Click here to visit our Trail Race Page, see some pictures and more importantly get your race times!
We had a small but hardworking group of Leaders and parents for this year's Spring Clean Work Party. They spent the day digging out the last dozen or so tree stumps in the grassed area at the back of the hall as well as digging pits for 14 fence posts along the top of the steep banking, the posts were then concreted in place and a top rail fitted. The next stage is to fit a second lower rail and attach around 25 metres of chespale fencing to complete the job. We also took delivery of a large number of concrete slabs courtesy of Ian Whitfield (thanks Ian). These will be used to form some steps at the North side of the site leading down to the lower level. They will also also help us create a level area around the proposed campfire circle.
Our boys and girls had a fun night practising their pioneering skills using our outside space and poles of wood we also gain from our outside space.
We have 2 great sized halls that are available for functions, birthday parties etc. We normally charge £15 / hour for classes etc, and for evening functions such as parties,normally a minimum of 4hours @£15. For more info...
At the moment all our evening scouting groups are full, however this can change frequently especially at the beginning of terms etc so if you are looking for a space please contact our new waiting list co-ordinator Alison Callaghan by completing the form on our Waiting List Application
Some more scouting pictures, this time of a recent investiture.
Six new members (on the night), including three new girls. That makes four girls in the troop....on that note....are you a mum looking for adventure, have some spare time...why not help our kids and the Scouts by becoming a leader? We already have a couple of female leaders but the more the merrier!
We are always looking for ways to raise money for the upkeep of our halls. Money we raise is used for the hall upkeep as well as buying and replacing toys and financing indoor and outdoor activities for our boys. If you have any ideas or would like to make a contribution please contact us. More...