24th Glasgow (Bearsden) Scout Group
The 24th Glasgow is one of the largest Groups in the UK. It is situated in Bearsden, a large suburban area on the outskirts of Glasgow. Bearsden is a community rich in young families and we are one of three thriving Scout Groups in the area. The 24th is also one of the oldest Scout Groups in existence having celebrated our Centenary in 2008.
We have 4 Beaver Colonies, (age 6 – 8) currently meeting in local schools, 4 Cub Packs (age 8 – 10 ) who each meet in the Scout Halls and 2 Scout Troops (age 10 – 14) who also meet in the Scout Halls. We also have an Explorer Group of young people aged between 14 and 18 also meeting in the Halls each week.
We have 23 Sectional Leaders regularly involved in running Beaver Cubs and Scouts and a further 8 Leaders who are available on an ad hoc basis to help out at camps or other activities. This year although we have recruited a record 14 Leaders, (7 of them are “Young Leaders” directly from the Explorer Section and 7 of them are parents who have taken out warrants in order to help various Sections), we would welcome need more Leaders.
The Executive Committee, which includes parents of members past and present and is headed by a Chairman, supports the work of the 24th. Other Office Bearers are the Treasurer and the Secretary. The Group Scout Leader represents the uniformed Leaders. We also have a newly formed Property Committee.
Activities and Awards
Our young people enjoy a varied programme in all Sections with opportunities for outings, working towards gaining awards and merits. Beavers can earn the Chief Scout Bronze Award, Cubs the Chief Scout Silver Award and Scouts and Explorers, the Chief Scout Gold Award. Also for older members, the opportunity to work towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award and possibly earning a Queen’s Scout Award, the highest level of award which can be earned by any youngster.
Please access this website again. We intend to keep it updated with the activities of the 24th.