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  • Six new Explorers :O

    Six new Explorers :O

    21st February 2019

    This week, we welcomed six new Explorer Scouts into the Unit. ...

  • Holiday


    12th February 2019

    We were off this week! ...

  • Aluminium Casting

    Aluminium Casting

    5th February 2019

    An attempt at melting aluminium in our makeshift foundry for casting, that instead turned into toasting marshmallows and making campfire popcorn. ...

  • Scout Association Impact Report

    1st February 2019

    A recent report highlights the impact of Scouting on Young People. The results demonstrate and increase in: • Social integration • Employability • Wellbeing • Teamwork, leadership and problem solving • Diversity and international curiosity  Find out more...

  • Pioneering


    16th January 2019

    Pioneering skills evening, engineering our own camp gadgets ...

  • Young Leaders

    Young Leaders

    12th January 2019

    The Young Leader Scheme is one of many opportunities our Explorers have in developing leadership, team-working and communication skills. A valuable asset to The 121st Clarkston Glasgow Scout Group, our YLs offer a range of fresh programme ideas and act as positive role models for younger...

  • We're Back!

    We're Back!

    9th January 2019

    We’re back!🎉 An evening of games & team-building to welcome our new WESU members. ...

  • End of Session

    18th December 2018

    As the Scouting term comes to a close, we celebrated our Explorers' awards and achievements over the past few months - congratulations! We wish all the families of WESU a Happy Christmas and look forward to seeing you again in the New Year. ...

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  • FlipOut

    11th December 2018

    A fantastic evening at Flip Out for our end of term activity. The leaders didn’t perform so well, with 3 out of 4 taking part sustaining an injury.😂 ...

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  • Quiz

    28th November 2018

    We tested our quiz skills this week. Also, well done to Eilidh and Adam, who received Clyde Scouts Regional Commissioner’s Commendation for their work at this year’s European Games 👏🏻🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿👌🏻 ...

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  • Annual Awards 2018

    Annual Awards 2018

    22nd November 2018

    Congratulations to all of the Scouts and Explorers who received awards at Clyde Region’s award ceremony last night!🎉 The culmination of a lot of hard work and commitment - well done to you all! ...

  • £2 meal challenge

    19th November 2018

    Creative cooking with our £2 Italian meal challenge. One of our Explorers, Adam, also delivered a fascinating presentation, sharing his experiences growing up in India, Ethiopia & Zambia 🇮🇳🇪🇹🇿🇲 ...

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  • Well done, Douglas!

    10th November 2018

    Huge thanks and congratulations to Douglas, one of our Assistant Explorer Scout Leaders, who completed his D1 minibus training and test this week. This will be a massive help to the unit, so thank you for finding the time to do it...

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  • International Night

    6th November 2018

    An international theme this week, including tasting various food 🥥🥓🥗, making lanterns 🏮, sparklers 💥, Swedish long ball and learning some new lingo from our unit members who go to Sgoil Ghàídhlig Ghlaschu (Glasgow Gaelic School). Well done everyone!...

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  • Hallowe'en

    30th October 2018

    😈🧙♀️🧛♂️ Some fantastic costumes at Tuesday's Hallowe'en party, but should we be worried about the poor pumpkins...?!? 🎃🎃🎃 ...

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  • Cooking & First Aid

    9th October 2018

    Why wouldn't you cook a cupcake in an orange...? Our first aiders topped up their skills as well 💊💉🍰🎂 Oh, and then we invested 7 new Explorers 🤝🤝🤝 ...

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  • Mental Health First Aid

    6th October 2018

    Our leaders found we were not equipped to deal with the changing needs of our young people and their mental health, so a number of our volunteers gave up their Saturday and undertook Scotland's Mental Health First Aid Course for Young People. ...

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  • Nerf Wars

    2nd October 2018

    We had a night of nerf wars thanks to Activity Delivered! ...

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  • Great Scottish Run

    30th September 2018

    Another busy day of fundraising! Today, we’re at the Great Scottish Run. Best of luck to everyone involved! We’ll be cheering you on and handing out water at the first station. ...

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  • Tie dye t-shirts

    25th September 2018

    Some creativity with tie dye t-shirts followed by some games last night. The floor has a lovely rainbow tinge to it now... ...

  • Dr Douglas

    11th September 2018

    Dr Douglas ran a #howtostayhealthy programme last night, including how lungs are affected by smoking, as well as highlighting various impairments and disabilities. #SkillsForLife ...

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  • CAN you cook?

    4th September 2018

    CAN our Explorers cook? What do you think from these pictures from our canned food challenge...? ...

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  • Team Leaders in Charge

    28th August 2018

    Our fantastic Team Leaders ran a Scouting skills programme for their peers last night with fire lighting 🔥 and axe & saw. Great job well done 👌🏻👏🏻 ...

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  • NEWS Camp

    24th August 2018

    Follow our NEWS Camp blog here ...

  • We're back!

    21st August 2018

    We're back! #DofE#WESU ...

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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!!! ...

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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 ...

  • 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. #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


    11th October 2016

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

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