Our latest adventures!

Youth Philanthropy Initiative Support for Scouts

On Monday night Kirkintilloch High School student Cameron Gilmour presented young people at Glasgow Disabled Scouts with a cheque for £3,000 after winning a competition as part of the Youth Philanthropy Initiative. The team of students from Kirkintilloch High School spent weeks researching our charity, preparing a presentation and pitching the benefits the funding would...
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Support us on eBay!

Having a new year clear out? There’s now a way you can support Glasgow Disabled Scouts through selling your old or used items on Ebay! Ebay has created a way for people to donate to charity whilst selling on their website. You can simply select us (“Glasgow Disabled Scouts”) and decide how much of the...
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Finalists at the Young Scot Awards

We were delighted that our young volunteers were finalists in the Young Scot Awards last night! From hundreds of nominees our young volunteers aged between 14 and 18 were finalists in the volunteering category. They attended a dinner in the SEC followed by the awards ceremony itself in the Clyde Auditorium hosted by comedian Iain...
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Autumn 200 Club Winners

Three Cubs helped to draw the most recent set of winners from our 200 Club! With the help of Martin, Oscar and Mitchell the autumn term winners from the Group’s 200 Club were drawn on Monday night. The 200 Club, which costs £20 a year to join, is a major source of funding for the...
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Looking back on our Belgium expedition

At our parent’s night on Monday we presented all the young people who attended the Belgium Expedition with a copy of the Camp Log Book – written entirely by them during camp. We also showed a short film of the trip. The expedition – which saw 35 young people with disabilities supported by 60 volunteers...
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Our Annual Report 2017/18

We have today published our 2017/18 Annual Report and Accounts. The report is a look back on an exciting year in the group – with highlights including: A 23% increase in members with 75 young people now in the Group Our two-week expedition to Belgium for 35 young people The opening of our multi-sensory Path...
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Launching a Beaver Colony!

We’re really excited to announce that we are launching a new section for girls and boys with disabilities aged 6 to 8 in partnership with Bobath Scotland. Find out more about the new section here.

A path of possibilities

As the sun broke through the trees at Auchengillan Outdoor Centre on Sunday a group of young people from the Glasgow Disabled Scouts along with volunteers and supporters gathered to open a very special new path that’s accessible to all. Designed by young people based on their experiences of going on adventures using a wheelchair,...
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Network Can Do

Our Scout Network recently welcomed Amanda from Leonard Cheshire Disability to introduce the ‘Can Do’ project which offers exciting opportunities for 16 to 35 year old disabled people to volunteer in their community. Scouts and Leonard Cheshire have had a partnership for the past few years as part of the Scout Association’s “Million Hands” initiative which has...
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Looking back on our year

At our AGM and open night on Monday (6th November) we published our annual report and a short film looking back at everything we’ve been doing over the past year. SOME HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR YEAR: 11 new young people joined us – our total 7-25 membership is now 71 Our team of volunteers continues to...
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Final days at summer camp 2017 – Bannockburn

As camp draws to a close, here are the final three instalments from the Scouts’ log books: Thursday How many kettles boiling is the same as the Falkirk Wheel? We tried to remember yesterday’s fact. Eight! Anyway, to the day ahead! We had breakfast then some more of our badgework sessions then it was into...
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DAY 4 & 5 AT SUMMER CAMP – CASTLES, CANALS AND KELPIES

We’ve combined the next two instalments of our camp diary into one – here the Scouts at camp recall Tuesday and Wednesday… Tuesday There’s no point pretending this morning was anything other than… minging. It was raining, there were midges everywhere and we were not in our usual high spirits! So we hatched a plan...
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DAY 1 AT SUMMER CAMP: SUPERHERO TRADING

Summer Camp is over for another year. We’ve all returned – bags full of slightly smelly clothes and fantastically tacky souvenirs and minds full of memories of friendships made and new activities tried. Over the next few weeks we’ll be publishing some posts about our time in camp, written largely from the Patrol Logs which...
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SUMMER BBQ

We got together on Monday to mark our final meeting before the summer holidays. All the Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network Scouts and parents and friends enjoyed a BBQ at Craigholme School’s Sports Complex at Pollok Park. Awards were given out in all sections, lots of badges to sew on over the summer holidays and the...
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THE VOTES ARE IN

While BBC News and others might be covering another (less important) election in the UK, our Scouts have been preparing their own campaigns to be Prime Minister. Over the past few weeks the Scouts (young people aged 11 to 14) have been preparing their own manifestos – full of fantastic ideas for how they think they...
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CUBS AT THE CASTLE

Last weekend the Cubs went off to Glengoyne Lodge for their weekend summer camp and our final weekend camp of this Scouting year! They spent Saturday visiting Stirling Castle where one of our newest Cubs, Oscar, got to take his Scout Promise and become a member of the worldwide family of Scouts. A first in...
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LENDING A MILLION HANDS

Our Scout Network have been joining thousands of Scouts in a new initiative to remove social barriers, connect communities and improve lives.
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