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  • Lapwing Lodge

    12th June 2018

    Scoouuuuuuts out for the summer! Thanks to the brilliant staff at Lapwing Lodge for last night. We also said bye bye 👋 to Jackson, who is 18 today. Word on the street is he might come back as a leader...🤞Have a great summer everyone and see you all back in August! ...

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  • Summit Saltire Awards

    5th June 2018

    Huge congratulations to Calum and Ellie for being awarded the highest Saltire Award for outstanding volunteering achievement with the Unit and 121st Clarkston Glasgow Scout Group. Thank you to Lesley of Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire SCIO for joining us to present the certificates. ...

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  • Games

    29th May 2018

    The beautiful weather took us outside again for some games - thank you to our brilliant Team Leaders for organising. Then we had ice cream just coz. ...

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  • We're Pottery!

    22nd May 2018

    We went a wee bit pottery last night, thanks to Julie from The wee mud hut, followed by a bit of volleyball for good measure. ...

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  • Tidy, tidy, tidy!

    8th May 2018

    No excuses for not cleaning around the house now. Look what we managed to do last night! Tidied and organised our stores and built a shed for our friends at Off Grid Community. ...

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  • Hand Bell Ringing

    1st May 2018

    Wondered what we've been DoING recently? Any questions about WESU, just give me a BELL 😏. Thank you to Jordanhill Parish Church Handbell Ringers Ruth and Linda for giving their time last night to show us, and let us try, the art of hand bell ringing!...

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  • Good Luck for Exams

    29th April 2018

    We've got everything crossed for those starting SQA examinations. 📕Try your hardest, that's all you can do. 📘Don't beat yourself up, if exams just aren't for you. There are so many options to choose from in life, so even if you have a tough time during the examination period,...

  • Outdoor Cooking

    Outdoor Cooking

    24th April 2018

    Last night, we were outside making frying pan pizzas, fruit kebabs and for a balanced diet, fried cardboard according to the photo... ...

  • Back after Easter

    Back after Easter

    17th April 2018

    We’re back after our Easter break and went to the park for some games last night after our Leader and Team Leader meetings. Would have been an idea to take a picture before it got dark, I know... ...

  • East Kilbride Can Shake

    East Kilbride Can Shake

    3rd April 2018

    On Saturday 31st March, we were extremely fortunate to be able to take part in a fundraising can shake at East Kilbride Shopping Centre for unit funds and for our World Scout Jamboree participants. In total, over the course of the day, we raised an incredible £865.17 and would like to thank...

  • DFID Commonwealth Lunch

    DFID Commonwealth Lunch

    28th March 2018

    We were invited to DFID - UK Department for International Development's Commonwealth Lunch last week, where we were tested on our international knowledge and met Lord Bates. ...

  • Happy Easter

    27th March 2018

    A pretty relaxed night of games, pizza and s'mores before the Easter break. Thanks to our brilliant Team Leaders for setting up the fires and shelter. Happy Easter everyone 🐰🐥 ...

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  • Our new minibus

    22nd March 2018

    We are delighted that our hard work and fundraising has paid off and to have taken delivery of our minibus with the 121st Clarkston Glasgow Scout Group. Our sincere gratitude to the organisations who helped fund it, including: East Renfrewshire Council Renewable Energy FundGarfield Weston...

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  • Online Safety

    13th March 2018

    We learnt about the importance of online safety, with Explorers duped into messaging someone they thought they knew, as well as voting with their feet and learning interesting legal facts. #besafeonline #iscout #scouting #skillsforlife #onlinesafety#ukscouting #scoutsscotland ...

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  • Recycled Fashion Show

    6th March 2018

    As well as having a recycled fashion show and preparing our DofE Bronze participants for their expedition, we invested four new members into the Unit last night. Phew! ...

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  • New Games

    20th February 2018

    A selection of new games tonight.  ...

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  • Mystery Trip Blog

    Mystery Trip Blog

    15th February 2018

    Have a look at what we got up to on our Mystery Trip during the February holiday. Mystery Trip Blog ...

  • Selfie Quiz

    6th February 2018

    Favourite photo from last night’s selfie challenge goes to Group 3! Well done. Hot chocolate and biscuits to warm up afterwards. Just over 24 hours to Mystery Trip 2.0...!!! Whose buzzin? #selfiechallenge #selfie #teamwork #explorers #ukscouting#explorerscouts #youthled #mysterytrip #nooneknows ...

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  • Pakora Making

    30th January 2018

    We still managed to have lots of fun with human foosball and pakora making despite loads of Explorers away studying. Good luck everyone! Thank you so much to Maryam for coming along to show us how to make our yummy snacks. #explorers #scouting #foosball #youthled #iscout #scoutsscotland #pakora...

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  • Trading Stations

    Trading Stations

    23rd January 2018

    Last night we were just too busy buying, hiring and selling during trading stations to take photos. However, who saw the brilliant article showcasing the achievements of members and leaders in Community Magazine - Newton Mearns, Clarkston & Busby? Fiona Outdoors Clyde Scouts 121st Clarkston...

  • Who done it...?

    9th January 2018

    Who done it...? We were delighted to welcome Dave from the Scottish Police Authority's Forensic Services, who showed us everything CSI, before challenging Explorers to solve their very own hall break in! #explorers #iscout #forensic #CSI #ukscouting #scoutsscotland #clydescouts #scouting ...

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  • Our Dedicated Volunteers

    Our Dedicated Volunteers

    19th December 2017

    With Scouting over for another year, did you know WESU volunteers dedicated over 1,500 hours to delivering exceptional opportunities for our members in 2017? This does not include countless administrative hours ensuring the Unit is well organised and supported. Now time to enjoy the festive break....

  • Thanking Jimmy

    Thanking Jimmy

    5th December 2017

    Scouting stalwart Jimmy Patterson's dedication to the Movement has been recognised with a Chief Scout's 50 year service award. Thank you for all you have done, and continue to do for Scouting, Jimmy. #iscout #volunteering #scouting #dedication #50yearsservice #scoutingforlife #thankyou...

  • Pure Magic

    28th November 2017

    A fantastic night with Gary Dunn's Amazing Magical Parties! After a great show, we got taught tricks to show off with, as well as some balloon art. #iscout #explorers #magicshow #magic #scouting #callitmagic#balloonart #ukscouting ...

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  • Awards Ceremony

    Awards Ceremony

    26th November 2017

    #soproud Clyde Scouts Celebration of Achievement Doubletree by Hilton Glasgow Central ...

  • Fundraising Success

    Fundraising Success

    25th November 2017

    We're extremely grateful to Coop Newton Mearns for their incredible local causes donation. Explorer Leader Gordon and Explorer Scout Euan met manager John to accept the cheque. Thank you so much again! 121st Clarkston Glasgow Scout Group #fundraising #localcauses #scouting #iscout #communitywork...

  • Abducted

    21st November 2017

    Explorers solved clues and completed challenges around Clarkston in an attempt to find Andy, who had mysteriously gone missing last night! #explorerscouts #outdoors #adventure #ukscouting #iscout #challenge#taken ...

  • Quiz and First Aiders

    14th November 2017

    Not only did we have a fiercely competitive quiz, the Unit now has a batch of newly qualified, accredited First Aiders! SpeedQuizzing Tailor Made Training #skillsforlife #firstaid #speedquizzing #explorers #scouting#ukscouting #iscout #emergencyaid #qualsafe ...

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  • Celebrating Achievement

    Celebrating Achievement

    7th November 2017

    Last night, we awarded 13 Chief Scout Platinum and 3 Diamond Awards!!! Fantastic to see so many of our young people achieving their top awards - well done. #scouting #iscout #topawards #explorerscouts #ukscouting#youthlead #achievement #lifeskills ...

  • Work in the Community

    2nd November 2017

    Some of our brilliant Explorers helped construct a path for Off Grid Kids to access nearby woods for their activities. Definitely living the Scout Law and Promise by helping others and their community. What a team! #explorers #outdoors #outdoorlearning #ukscouting #iscout#offgridkids #community ...

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  • Halloween

    31st October 2017

    Pumpkin bowing, brain cakes, GIANT pumpkin carving and mummy dressing - all in the name of Halloween👻👻👻. Click ‘like’ on your favourite carving 🎃🎃🎃 #iscout #pumpkins #halloween #carving #explorerscouts #scouting#scouts #bowling ...

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  • Healthy Living

    24th October 2017

    We learnt about healthy eating, played some basketball and had a beast of an workout tonight! Phew 🤸🏼♂️⛹🏼🥊🏀 #explorers #iscout #ukscouting #workout #healthyeating #fitness #healthyliving #scouting ...

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  • Module A & First Aiders

    10th October 2017

    This week, our younger Explorers did Module A of their Young Leader training, with 17 of our older Explorers becoming fully qualified first aiders! Well done everyone! We are extremely grateful to the Allander Youth Activities Charitable Trust for their extremely generous donation to allow us to...

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  • Crisis Management

    3rd October 2017

    Alongside WSJ selection preparations, we carried out a Crisis Management exercise tonight, where Explorers acted as police officers coordinating an incident remotely from the command centre. Oh and we invested 18 new young people into the unit! #explorers #lifeskills #crisismanagement #ukscouting...

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  • Great Scottish Run

    Great Scottish Run

    1st October 2017

    To round off our weekend of fundraising, our Explorers supported the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run by manning a water station. Congratulations to all involved and to everyone who completed the run as well! What a fantastic achievement. #youthapproved #iscout #glasgow #clydescouts...

  • First Aid

    26th September 2017

    Initial session of our First Aid Training thanks to Tailor Made Training for the older Explorers and pretzel making for the younger ones! #youthlead #explorers #explorerscouts #scouting #scouts #ukscouting#firstaid #pretzels ...

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  • Too busy...

    Too busy...

    19th September 2017

    We were far too busy last night with D of E preparations and catapult building to take any pictures of what we were doing, but here's a nice picture of a wee ducky instead. #scouts #explorerscouts #scouting #iscout #youthlead #hecticnight#scoutsscotland #ukscouting ...

  • Mocktails!!!

    12th September 2017

    Another quiet one last night with only four different programmes running... Mocktails, yummy wraps, back to Beavers and some games thrown in there as well. Phew! #iscout #teamwork #mocktails #explorerscouts #scouting #youthlead#ukscouting ...

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  • Second week back

    5th September 2017

    Another hectic night welcoming friends from Troon Explorers to see what we do, finishing with a BBQ thanks to parent helpers and presentation of nine Bronze D of E Awards! #explorers #youthlead #scouts #scouting #dofe#dukeofedinburghaward #iscout #ukscouting #explorerscouts ...

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  • Back for another brilliant session

    Back for another brilliant session

    29th August 2017

    We're back! Welcome back everyone and to our new Explorer Scouts for another epic session, tipping our membership to over 50 young people! #iscout #youthlead #scouting #explorerscouts #explorers #outdoors ...

  • We're youth approved!

    We're youth approved!

    6th August 2017

    Delighted to announce that we have achieved the Foundation Level of Scouts Scotland's Youth Approved Award! 🎉🏆👏🏻 #scouts #explorers #youthlead #youthinthelead #outdoor #adventure #scouting #explorerscouts ...

  • Our summer adventures

    Our summer adventures

    21st July 2017

    Take a look at our Narrowboating Summer camp and what we got up to when we were away. Summer Camp Blog ...

  • End of Term Buffet

    End of Term Buffet

    20th June 2017

    It wouldn't be the end of a Scouting session without a buffet... We even brought out the alumni members too. Have a great summer everyone. Cook and Indi's World Buffet #allyoucaneatbuffet #cookandindis #iscout #explorers #clydescouts #summerholidays #youthlead #iatetoomuch ...

  • Young Drivers

    17th June 2017

    The end of term activity this session was Young Driver. Here are some pictures from the session. Some of the older Scouts joining the Unit in September got a shot too! #explorers #iscout #youngdriver #admiralinsurance #scouts #lifeskills #driving #drivinglessons #braehead ...

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  • Playing in the Park

    13th June 2017

    Tonight was the penultimate night before the end of another Scouting session, so we just messed around in the park. Why not?!? #explorers #outdoors #iscout #clydescouts #littlebigkids #playpark ...

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  • Gameshow Bonanza

    6th June 2017

    Classic game shows including Bullseye, Countdown, Mr & Mrs and Family Fortunes tonight. Well done to our worthy winners! #gameshows #iscout #clydescouts #countdown #bullseye #familyfortunes #explorerscouts ...

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  • Spanish Backswoods

    30th May 2017

    We made some Spanish omelettes backswood style tonight - sooooo tasty! #iscout #spain #food #scouting #backswood #cooking #lifeskills #outdoors #explorers ...

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  • Cardboard Castle Battles

    23rd May 2017

    Cardboard castle battles tonight. Imagine how much fun people in the Amazon factory must have!!! #iscout #cardboard #scouts #clydescouts #explorerscouts #castles #fortress ...

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  • Dragons Den

    16th May 2017

    Some games outside before our budding entrepreneurs delivered their Dragons Den ideas. Definitely some future inventors amongst us! #dragonsden #entrepreneurship #inventions #iscout #clydescouts #scouts #explorers #entrepreneur #ideas ...

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  • YL Training

    9th May 2017

    Another busy night with Young Leader training, with a bit of sugar to keep the Explorers going! #iscout #youthlead #scouts #training #youngleadertraining#leadersofthefuture #volunteering ...

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  • D of E Practice Expeditions

    6th May 2017

    What a glorious day for a D of E expedition. We have 26 Explorer Scouts out this weekend for their practice expedition. 👌🏻🌞⛺️ #iscout #clydescouts #dofe #expedition #outdoors ...

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  • Busy night!

    2nd May 2017

    Scouting skills, final DofE prep including mapwork, tents and stoves, over 60 badges presented and 5 new Team Leaders selected. We were short of adults tonight, so our TLs are absolutely invaluable. Well done team. A quiet night overall...  #iscout #clydescouts #youthlead #scouts ...

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  • Back to Beavers

    25th April 2017

    After Team Leader nominee presentations, we reminded Explorers what it was like to be a Beaver Scout again with Chinese whispers, biscuit making and parachute games! ...

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  • We're back!

    19th April 2017

    We're back!!! A bit of D of E prep and some funny games, including tight bowling, to start back after Easter. ...

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  • Dirt Biking

    28th March 2017

    Dirtbiking at Hyper-Trax tonight for our end of session treat. It's harder than it looks!!! www.hyper-trax.com ...

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  • Scotland v Italy

    Scotland v Italy

    18th March 2017

    Scotland v Italy at Murrayfield ...

  • Bhangra Dancing

    Bhangra Dancing

    14th March 2017

    Massive thanks to Apna Punjabi Virsa Bhangra for a brilliant night of dancing! #iScout #clydescouts #APV #Bhangra #Dance #Punjabi #YouShape #Explorers http://www.apvbhangra.com/ ...

  • Leaflet Drop and Games

    7th March 2017

    Tonight, we delivered leaflets for our friends at Contact the Elderly and for the Unit, followed by some games afterwards! ...

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  • Can you make popcorn in a can?

    Can you make popcorn in a can?

    28th February 2017

    Can you make popcorn in a can...? Turns out it is possible! Thanks to our brilliant Team Leaders for organising, one of whom is pictured... ...

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  • Mental Health Awareness

    Mental Health Awareness

    21st February 2017

    We were concerned when Explorers told us that school mental health education was lacking. What did we do? We listened, and welcomed Lesley Malcolm, a mental health practitioner, down this evening. www.clearwaterbrookes.com #youthlead #scouts #iscout #youshape #scoutsscotland...

  • Subzero Camp

    Subzero Camp

    14th February 2017

    Sixteen Explorers and three leaders braved the icy weather at Auchengillan Outdoor Centre's Subzero Camp in February. Check out our blog to see what we got up to! ...

  • Tax doesn't have to be taxing

    Tax doesn't have to be taxing

    7th February 2017

    We welcomed Kathryn from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs last night to talk about all things tax! We then moved onto some topical debates, including punishment, sentencing and diversity. ...

  • District Cooking Competition

    5th February 2017

    Eight teams from across Eastwood District took part in the 2017 cook off. Some superb dishes were produced, with judges Kirsten Oswald MP and District Commissioner Dave Smith very impressed by the standard of preparation and cooking. Well done to everyone who entered, and to Alpha ESU, who hold...

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  • Survival Exercise

    31st January 2017

    Explorers had to plan and make it through a team survival exercise tonight, with real wind and fog to battle through! ...

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  • Burns Supper

    25th January 2017

    Our fantastic Team Leaders organised a full Burns Night this evening, with haggis, bagpipes and readings! Well done and also to our Gold and Platinum award recipients. ...

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  • Car Mechanics

    17th January 2017

    Car mechanics, ropeless pioneering and some games tonight! Followed by some super D of E administration 😏😏😏 Thanks to Andy for helping us out tonight 👍🏻 ...

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  • End of Term Party

    End of Term Party

    20th December 2016

    A WESU tradition for the end of term is a fun activity and a buffet afterwards before the Christmas break! We were even joined by some former WESU members as well. ...

  • Silly Christmas Games

    13th December 2016

    Some silly pre-Christmas games before our outing next week ...

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  • Sub Crawl

    Sub Crawl

    6th December 2016

    Four teams out in Glasgow tonight doing challenges in and around subway stations! ...

  • Hoots Owls

    29th November 2016

    What an absolute hoot we had tonight with our visiting birds of prey! Thank you very much to Gillian from Hoots Owls & Wedding Wings for such a wonderful evening. ...

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  • Clearer Choices Drug and Alcohol Awareness

    15th November 2016

    Massive thanks to Annie and Martin from Clearer Choices Glasgow Addaction for giving such a fun, interactive and informative session on alcohol, drugs and their misuse and effects. ...

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  • Regional Awards Ceremony

    Regional Awards Ceremony

    7th November 2016

    Massive well done to our Gold and Platinum Award winners this evening, who received their awards from Fire Scotland's Assistant Chief Officer, Robert Scott. What wonderful achievements that you should all be hugely proud of. Well done! ...

  • Giant Pioneering

    Giant Pioneering

    1st November 2016

    We put the knots and lashings learnt last week to the test tonight! Also, congratulations and welcome to four new unit members invested tonight. ...

  • Skills Season

    25th October 2016

    Huge thanks to Fergus from Cathcart & Crawford Home Improvements who helped us kick off our Skills Season. Explorers made mock partition walls onto which we will fix and plumb sinks in a few weeks time! ...

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  • Kayaking

    Kayaking

    11th October 2016

    24 Explorers enjoying the last kayaking session of the year at Pinkston Watersports, Glasgow ...

  • Pringle Tube Mortars

    Pringle Tube Mortars

    27th September 2016

    Who knew Pringle tubes, duct tape and hair spray could shoot a drinks can so far! ...

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  • GPS Drawing

    GPS Drawing

    20th September 2016

    GPS drawings this evening as well as officially welcoming 12 of our 16 new members into the unit! ...

  • Slacklining

    Slacklining

    13th September 2016

    Some slacklining, map reading skills and D of E admin this evening. Almost all of our 35 unit members are starting their Bronze or progressing to Silver levels of the award! ...

  • Good Luck WESU Leavers

    Good Luck WESU Leavers

    8th September 2016

    Wishing former Explorers across the country embarking on the next chapter of their lives shortly at university, college, travelling etc, the very best of luck. Believe in yourself and most importantly, have fun in the process. ...

  • Welcome Back!

    Welcome Back!

    30th August 2016

    We're back for another awesome Scouting session with a hectic first night back welcoming 12 new unit members with some team building games and challenges. ...

  • Crazy Golf & China Buffet King

    21st June 2016

    Crazy golf and China Buffet King to round off another brilliant Scouting session. Have a great summer everyone. ...

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  • Royal Marine Visit

    14th June 2016

    Last night, we were put through our paces by the Royal Marines, who did skills training and physical drills with us. Massive thanks to Lieutenant Dyer and his team for a wonderful insight into what they do. ...

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  • Quarry Climbing

    7th June 2016

    We're enjoying the great weather climbing this week. ...

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  • D of E Expedition Success

    D of E Expedition Success

    5th June 2016

    A massive congratulations to the 26 - yes 26! - Explorer Scouts who were out this weekend on Bronze and Silver expeditions. We forgot to count our 15th Glasgow colleagues with those from the 171st Glasgow Scout Group. Well done everyone - what a great achievement and fantastic weather for it. ...

  • Challenges and Smoars

    17th May 2016

    Who can build the strongest structure from paper, sellotape and string, to hold water...? We also made gigantic smoars with marshmallows the size of a human head, but forgot to take pictures and they didn't last that long anyway. However, they looked a bit like this. ...

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  • Outing to the Park

    Outing to the Park

    10th May 2016

    Rounders and ultimate frisbee in the park followed by a rock, paper, scissors tournament tonight. Great weather for it. ...

  • Fencing

    3rd May 2016

    En garde! Thanks to Laura of Braveheart Fencing for a wonderful taster session. ...

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  • Bush Tucker Trials

    26th April 2016

    We tried our own version of the bush tucker trials this evening, including crickets, maggots and marmite! Well done all 😁 ...

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  • Topical Issues

    29th March 2016

    Tonight, Explorers compiled their own government budget and voiced their opinions on contentious issues and subjects including legalising drugs and public perceptions of young people today. Brilliant engagement - well done troops and have a wonderful Easter break. ...

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  • Go Karting

    Go Karting

    15th March 2016

    Driving lessons this week... ...

  • Pizza Ovens

    1st March 2016

    We made our own pizza ovens this evening! (and pretended to be unicorns...) ...

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  • Light Painting

    23rd February 2016

    Tonight, we did light painting. Lightpaint Lab ...

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  • Young Leader Training

    Young Leader Training

    2nd February 2016

    We did the first part of our Young Leader Training Scheme this evening, Module A. Well done everyone and thank you for your engagement and participation! ...

  • Pakora Making

    Pakora Making

    26th January 2016

    We made yummy haggis pakora this week! ...

  • First Aid Training

    24th November 2015

    Our two First Aid sessions went brilliantly. If our fully first aid trained Explorers come across anyone with injuries, they will be in safe hands! ...

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  • Kickboxing

    Kickboxing

    17th November 2015

    Safe to say kickboxing this evening went down well! ...

  • Pub Quiz

    Pub Quiz

    10th November 2015

    Pub quiz this evening! Thanks to Adam, our quiz master, for organising. ...

  • SCUBA Diving

    SCUBA Diving

    23rd October 2015

    Highlights of our explorers Friday nights. Just one of the many activities we have organised for them. So far going down well. Having a splats about. What did we expect!! ...

  • Million Hands Project

    Million Hands Project

    6th October 2015

    This evening we were at Williamwood House Care Home, which specialises in dementia patient care, as part of our pledge to #AMillionHands. Explorers played games, read newspapers, played the piano, chatted, reminisced and even painted nails with the residents. The staff were astonished at the...

  • Great British Bake Off - WESU Style!

    Great British Bake Off - WESU Style!

    7th September 2015

    Great British Bake Off - WESU Style! news article ...

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