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 various sections in the Group will be restarting after the summer as
3rd September - Monday Beavers, Monday Cubs, Monday Scouts
5th September - Explorers
6th September - Thursday Beavers, Thursday Cubs, Thursday Scouts
(note - there will also be a programme planning meeting for some of the older Thursday Scouts on 30th August. Those involved will be contacted directly)
The new Wednesday Cub Pack is due to start on 24th October
The Milngavie Trail Race 2019 date has been set
Entries will go live on Monday 18th February, so get the date in your diary and prepare for the cakefest of the year!
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...
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.
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...