Wanted – District Commissioner for Midlothian
We now need a brilliant volunteer manager to take Scouting forward in Midlothian. As District Commissioner you will offer support to Scout Groups, while helping open new ones. You will manage adults, setting objectives and holding regular one-to-ones. Most importantly, you will ensure that Scouting offers an enjoyable and attractive programme for young people in Midlothian, helping prepare them for a bright future.
Although no Scouting experience is necessary, you will know how to motivate people and produce a local development plan and you will have the charisma to inspire your team. And you will be well supported by the Regional Leadership Team. Above all, you will believe passionately in Scouting for All: helping Scouting grow, become more inclusive, more youth-shaped and make a positive impact in local communities.
It’s a challenging role, but the rewards are huge, improving the outcomes for thousands of young people.
Scouting offers fun, friendship and life-changing adventure to over 7,200 young people in South East Scotland Region. But this is only made possible by our talented teams of volunteers – and we hope you will become one of them!
Click here for full information.
Longcraig is open for business!
After a bit of a madcap winter caused by some very inclement weather for much of the period, we have now got most of the boats, kayaks and other equipment ready for use once again on the Firth of Forth.
With a new online booking system, it is now much less complex to make a booking, see what’s available, and get your event booked up, or even to make changes to existing bookings!
So far this year, we have fitted in a Powerboat training course and two Dinghy Introductory training courses, with more to follow.
Push the boat out
On Saturday 19 May, Longcraig Scout Centre is participating in a national activity day supported by the RYA, to encourage folks to come along and try a watersport. This year, we are aiming this specifically at adult members of Scouting (there will be a young persons event at a later opportunity!) so please check out the poster on the website and come along for some or all of the day. Aimed at complete novices or even those with a little water experience, it is an opportunity to try a variety of boats and activities so you can see for yourself what the young people get up to – without any young people getting in the way! See full details.
50 Years of activities at Longcraig pier
Not until next year! But it’s time to think about it. If your Group, or anyone you have connections to, has a special anniversary next year we would like to know so we can share it and perhaps link it into our anniversary year programme. Watch this space as the programme of events for 2019 develops! And remember to dig out your old photographs! The competition is still open to find the oldest! See earlier article.
Ian Harrower Longcraig ASU
This month the Region achieved its Foundation Youth Approved award from Scouts Scotland. We are over the moon with this award and shall be displaying it on most of our future comms and putting the certificate in the reception of Bonaly.
For those of you not too familiar with the Youth Approved Award, the Region had to:
- Have a Regional Youth Advisory Group – and the fact that makes us even prouder about these extraordinary 13 young people is that they represent all 7 Districts giving a true spread of experience and opinions.
- Appoint a Youth Commissioner – Euan McFadzean was appointed at the first meeting and has been working his socks off supporting the group and working with the Districts and Scottish to involve more young people.
- Have a method of communicating with Young People – Social Media is our gateway to getting young people involved and getting information to them, and with this is mind we will be improving how we use social media to this end.
Above all, we must mention all the incredible Groups and Sections within our Region who have achieved Foundation and Bronze – we are so proud.
Adam Bennett Assistant Regional Commissioner (Youth Involvement)