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Blog | DC's Blog 24 March 2018
24/03/2018 By James Harrison

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I’ve had a busy day today visiting various Scouting activities involving groups across the District.  It’s great to see what is going on and the fun that everyone is having.

Firstly I went to Arden to see the Scouts lightweight training camp.  Looking after yourself and your fellow Scouts when camping is a key skill that we hope all Scouts will learn to set them up for future exciting activities. 
 
Whilst there I had the pleasure of awarding Echo (Scout Leader at 4th Helensburgh) her Wood Badge.  This signifies that she has completed all of the training required to be a Leader. It takes about 3 years and a lot of commitment to complete the wood Badge training so congratulations to Echo and thank you for the hard work she has put in. 
 
I also had the opportunity to invest new Scouts from 1st Glen Lusset and 4th Helensburgh.  Welcome to Scouts in Dunbartonshire, I hope you will have lots of fun.
 
After that I managed to get over to Auchengillan for the District Explorer training camp.  Our team of Explorers are currently practising ready for the Blair Atholl Jamborette in the summer, where they will be part of the West Region contingent and meet Scouts from around the world.  These events are one of the ways that the training programme in the lower sections, who knows, the Cubs and Beavers of today could be representing the District in South Korea in 2023 or at whichever location is chosen for the 2027 Jamboree!
 
Closer to home, I know there is a lot going on, with sleepovers and trips away - send me your photos and we’ll put the on the website!
 

Blair Atholl

 
I understand there are still places available for Dunbartonshire District Explorer Aged individuals to attend the Blair Atholl Jamborette from 16th to 27th July please see the website ( http://www.jamborette.org.uk ) for more information.  If you would like to go please contact Hilary (DESC - Activities) through the website ( http://www.dunbartonshire.scoutsonline.co.uk/AboutUs/MeetTheTeam.aspx ) or drop me an email.  
 
ScotJam
 
There are still places for ScotJam being held at Lochgoilhead in the summer for both Cubs and Beavers - go along to https://www.scouts.scot/news-events/news/bigger-and-better-scotjam-returns-for-2018/ to find out more.
 
Scouts Camping Competition
 
Dunbartonshire will be holding a Scouts camping competition on 2-3 June. This will be an "informal” competition with the emphasis  on learning the skills necessary to go through and represent the District at the Zonal camping competition on 15-17 June.  It will be suitable for all groups to take part in, so if you are interested, please talk to your leaders.  
 
Have a great week - no blog next week as I am putting my feet up for a bit and eating Easter Eggs!
 
James
 
 
Dunbartonshire District Scouts
The Cottage, John Street, Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute, G84 8XL
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