Have a look at what our Scouts have been up to!!!
We had the pleasure of presenting 9 Chief Gold Scout awards this year to some of our Scouts and Explorers. Check the activity reports for more photos!
We started camping season off with a great camp at Wiston. We got wet but it wasn't the rain!! check the activity report for loads more photos!!
The Scouts and Explorers took a stroll along the Clyde Walkway......click here for link to activity report......
As part of the Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations we were given the chance to plant our own little woods including a sapling from the Queen's own estate! Our tree garden can be spotted from the main road near Tesco and a few of our trees also made it into one of the local primary school gardens... check out our activity reports page for more pictures......
Our Explorers, Scouts and Cubs had a winter camp back at Lochearnhead Scout Station which is a converted railway station! Check out the activity reports page for more photos.....
We had a fab night decorating cupcakes, who knew something so small could be so messy!
Check out our "Activity Reports" page to see more photos from this activity.
What a fantastic summer camp we've had!! The first photo is just before we left the church to head to Meggernie...
This is our campsite and our flagpole........
Everywhere we go, people always ask us, who we are, and we tell them.........
The adults enjoyed themselves too.... we even managed to bake our own rolls in an outside oven!!
We were creative and active - whittling sticks and the TyroLyon crossing!!
We did a few hikes and did the "bat walk" and we also had our own Olympics / Highland Games 3rd Carluke style!!
And finally, some of our favourite times were spent around the campfire - Laughing and eating marshmallows and singing camp songs accompanied by our 2 guitarists and thousands of midgies!!!!
Overall we had a fantastic camp, met scouts from around the world, enjoyed lots of sunshine and most of all made memories we'll never forget - Thank you Meggernie for a fantastic week!!
Well, we had our first camp of the year at Wiston Lodge, right beside Tinto Hill. We would love to say it was sunny all weekend, but the rain had other ideas!! It didn't stop us from having a fantastic time. Check out a few of our pictures
In preparation for what is going to be a busy camping summer we practised our map reading skills...........
We like our cooking competitions in Carluke and this year is no different. We looked at scouting in other countries - each patrol having a country each, then we designed a menu from that country and cooked a 3 course meal - there were some interesting choices!!!
We took almost a month developing and building campsite models. Most had tents and trees but some also had washing lines and canoes!!
We had a SCOUT SLEEPOVER!! (WELL NOT SO MUCH SLEEPING ANYWAY) It helped to raise some much needed funds for the group activities and the kids all had plenty of fun!! We had dance lessons, twister challenges, movie screenings and lots of other fab activities. We recorded short video's of our night and played them back to parents when they all arrived in the morning.
Model making is quite easy, unless you try doing it with marshmallows, somehow some disappeared during the session.... we've no idea where (scouts and marshmallows - too tempting a combination)
We had our annual Christmas party - Scouts style!!! We had some music, games and food but with a scouty twist - check out our indoor snowball fight.......
We had a go at making our own hot air balloons - some were more successful than others, then we went outside and set off our own chinese lantern
We did an evening hike round Carluke, torches at the ready!! Nice high vis vest!!
We had a sandwich making competition - only problem was.....well you'll see by the pictures, they weren't your normal sarnies!!
We had a Halloween Party where we all dressed up even the leaders, played loads of great games, ate too much, and most importantly had fun with our friends!!
As the last piece of work to achieve their chief scout gold award our 3 scouts decided to look at animal welfare across the globe, and as part of that had to take action based on what they had learned. Knowing everyone has a sweet tooth they sold cakes at scout nights and raised over £23 which they added to the donations that they had collected from Cubs, Scouts, Friends and family over the last 3 months and took it all to the Scottish SPCA Centre in Bothwell, Hamilton. They collected newspapers, blankets, sheets, towels, tinned food, toys and even a dustpan and brush!! Here are the girls pictured with one of the centre's residents and volunteers with just a few of the donations that they collected.
Another year back at Scouts in Carluke. We are looking forward to another great year.
Our big summer camp of the year at Auchengillan Scout Centre near Glasgow www.auchengillan.com
We enjoyed activities including Archery, Pole Climbing Raft Building, Para Drop and other activities . The rain didn't keep our spirits down for long - we were having too much fun!!
Our second camp this year at Wiston. This time we used the cabins at the lodge and the scouts had a full weekend of outdoor activities. The rain didn't stop us from having a great weekend
What a beautiful view over the canoe lake to the hills around our cabins
We did a night walk along part of the Clyde Walkway that stretches from Glasgow to Lanark - but we only did a little bit of it. It was a beautiful night and we got to see jost how beautiful the Clyde Valley Countryside is - these pictures show the River Clyde and 2 of the Bridges that cross it. the road bridge in Crossford and the view from one of the foot bridges...........
We have our first camp of the Year at Wiston Lodge, Wiston near Tinto Hill www.wistonlodge.co.uk We camped outside under canvas for the weekend and even though it rained (a lot) we all had fun. We even managed to squeeze in some sprinting and field sports for our fitness challenge badge!
Our Leaders had fun keeping our fire going all weekend, and all the Scouts enjoyed practicing their axe and saw skills.
We decided to practice putting our tents up before what will be a very busy camping season!
We planted seeds in our local area to encourage bees and other local insects to return to our woodland areas
MARCH / APRIL 2011
We researched into bee conservation in the UK and the things we do that ruins their habitats. We made posters to demonstrate the ways in which we can make a difference and bee houses to show the small things we can do at home to help!!
We enjoyed a night of cooking in our patrols to learn more about safety, preparation and hygiene for our Chef badge. We also made some great food and enjoyed tasting everything that we had made. Its amazing what we can do!!
This month we visited the Scottish Wildlife Trust Centre in New Lanark as part of the global conservation badge!
In January we welcomed back all our scout friends for a new year in the troop. We are really working on our badges now especially fitness challenge and emergency aid!
Our last camp of the year - Lochearnhead Scout Station...........
Apart from an unexpected stop on the way up and mother nature turning on her taps our weekend went without a problem, the kids enjoyed a variety of activities including baking their own bread for dinner, use of outdoor stoves, fire lighting, walking the Glen Ochil trail,and a variety of indoor and outdoor games!!
We also had the opportunity to join the residents of Lochearnhead at their remembrance service on Sunday at the Cenetaph in the village, where we laid a hand made poppy wreath.
We all had a great time, and hopefully for those that went we can even present a few badges for their achievements too!!
You're never too old to dress up and enjoy a halloween party! Here's our group picture see if you can guess who everyone is dressed as!! check out the pumpkins we carved outselves!!!
We decided to do something a bit different with our knots activity - we turned it into a team game!!
Another successful camp for 2010, this time we spent the weekend at Auchengillan, A scout activity centre based north of Glasgow. www.auchengillan.com . We were joined this time by the Cubs for the weekend and our Beavers visited on the Saturday. Everyone had a great time. Some of the activities we did were: Wall Climb, Grass Sledging, Cayaking, Mountain Biking, Para Drop, Fencing and the Equalizer!!
We're back!! Our Scout Troop started back a few weeks ago and we thought we should take a group photo.
Everybody say CHEESE!!!!!!
We had our first camp of 2010!! This month we spent a full weekend on Corehouse Estate near Lanark for some real back to basics scouting. Check out the wikipedia entry for Corehouse.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corehouse . Our stay was not quite so grand, tents and outdoor cooking and a spaghetti bolognaise accident made it one to remember!!! check out or photo section soon for some pictures from that weekend. The Cubs also joined us on Saturday and we all enjoyed marshmallows and fun round the campfire on Saturday night.
APRIL / MAY 2010
Camping season will soon be upon us, so we're getting ready! We managed to do some pioneering, and checked our equipment and learned about safety in different environments. Focus over the spring months on caring for our communities.
Scouts, Cubs, Parents and Leaders had a successful days fundraising in Morrisons, Lanark with a Marathon Bag Packing Session!! Well Done to everyone who managed to attend and our thanks to the helpful staff at Morrisons who helped us on the day.
We ran a cooking competition called "Ready Scout Cook" where our patrols each provided a 3 course meal from a mystery bag of ingredients. The kids cooked it all by themselves on gas stoves - a feat in itself!! The winning Patrol on the night was Falcon, followed closely by Panther and Eagle.
Thanks to our Parents committee who provided our Judges for the night!!
Founders Day Service at Kirkton Church in recognition and respect of the birth of our founder Robert Baden Powell. Once again 3rd Carluke showed their reputation as well behaved and mannered scouts!!
The scouts managed to escape Carluke and made it all the way to "The Zone" laser quest in Motherwell.
"Trading Post". In January we had a trading post night where each of our patrols learned the real value of money whilst buying raw materials and selling back the finished products to the trading post. The skills used included stargazing, knot tying, general knowledge, cake decorating and tent building.