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Blog | DC's Blog - 10 March 18
10/03/2018 By James Harrison


Welcome to the first of the Dunbartonshire District Commissioner's Blog.  Every week we will try to put out a summary of all the events that have happened across the District, and let you know about events that are coming up.  If you have things that you would like me to add to the blog then please get in touch.  Young People can also take part - if you would like to send in something then you could be guest editor for the week!



Every year the Scout Association publishes a list of people who have achieved awards in the St George's Day Roll of Honour.  This year 2 members of the District have received awards and I would like to offer my congratualtions for this achievement:


Ross Docherty

The Chief Scout's Commendation for Meritorious Conduct.

Ross is an Assisstant Cub Scout Leader, 6th Clydebank.    "The award for meritorious conduct us made by the Chief Scout Bear Grylls to members of the Scout Association for conduct involving a high degree of courage, endurance, initiative or devotion to duty, often under suffering without necessarily involving any element of risk."


Pam Durrant

Bar to the Silver Acorn

Pam is a former DC who is now the Group Scout Leader, 4th Helensburgh.  "The Bar to the Silver Acorn is awarded for at least 25 years (Pam reaches 30 years in Scouting this year) of service to Scouting that is specially distinguished and appreciably better than outstanding service."



There are a whole load of events coming up over the next few months:


Parent and Cub Camp - 18-20 May 2018

Grab a parent and take them along to this action-packed weekend at Meggernie.  No leaders required as everything is provided, you just need to turn up with your tent!  This is a great opportunity to complete the Cub Adventure challenge badge.  Please go to for further information and to download the applicaton form.


Scout camp skills - 23-24 March 2018

A training camp for Scouts to learn the skills they need to camp independently.  It will take place at the Arden site.  Talk to you Scout leader for more details - they can book through ADC(Cubs). 


Scout Survival skills - 23-25 March 2018

An opportunity for Scouts to build their own shelters and sleep out overnight in them! This event is run by Meggernie National Scout Centre and so you can go without your leaders.  Please go to for further information and to download the application form.  


District Scout Camping Competition 2-3 June 2018

Keep your diaries free to take part in a re-vamped District Camping Competiton - further details to follow.  The winners will go through to the Zonal finals on 15-17 June 2018 and potentially the National Final on 28-30 September 2018.  


District Cub Safari Camp 22-24 June 2018

?Leaders will already be planning the highlight of the Cub calendar - the annual camp to Blair Drummond Safari park.  Talk  to your leaders to see if you can go and spend the weekend with the lions!

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