1st Carluke Scout Group

1st Carluke Scout Group



Cameron Hoey, The Glasgow Scout Shop staff member and Leader at the 1st Carluke Scout Group, was presented with The Queen Scout Award (the highest award in Scouting) at the National Scouts Windsor Day of Celebration last week. Congratulations!

Learn more about how Cameron achieved his award ⬇️

💬 "Having been in Scouting as a young person and now as a leader, I've always wanted to complete my Queen's Scout Award. When I got the opportunity to obtain it, I jumped at it. This got me thinking of what I would need to do to achieve it, from weekly archery sessions, climbing, hiking and volunteering every night of the week. I even organised a bingo night to help fund my expedition to Sumatra"

"During the expedition, I spent five days hiking in the jungle and nine days painting and decorating a school. I will never forget being welcomed by the local community in Tangahan (the village we stayed in). The most challenging part was the hike due to the humidity. However, with an amazing team of people from Clyde Region around me, I made it to the end."

"If I could do it all again, I would do it in a heartbeat. I would recommend anyone who is thinking about it to go for it and take on the challenge!"
I am a scout Historian and compiling a database of all British Rover Crews up their being disbanded in 1967. I have a record of you gp having a Crew but no other details. Can anybody help please with name of RSLs date formation, details of any activity - service - camps, location of Crew den etc. Many thanks . YiS Colin Walker
Geocaching @ Stonedyke Road
A huge thank you to all that were involved with the campers this weekend. Your dedication goes above and beyond. :)
Congratulations on winning the District Flag and thank you to all the leaders for their continuing hard work. :)
A massive thank you to 1st Carluke for allowing me to join them for an amazing weekend at sub-zero
Well done to the Scouts who hiked and stayed at our Camp site
Thank you to everyone who made it possible for Nathan and the rest of the team , to take part in the District, Regional and National Flag Competition 2017. This has been an incredible opportunity for them all , your commitment to the team and encouragement has shown from start to finish . Nathan has enjoyed every stage of this experience and has wonderful memories to cherish. We are so very proud of him and can't thank you all enough for all your continued support. You all go above and beyond for the kids and it shows in their approach to every opportunity they have been given. Thank you all.
Nice I like the scout page

I promise that I will do my best
to do my duty to God and to The Queen,
to help other people
and to keep the Scout Law

Operating as usual


Do you have time to help out the Group? Do you know someone who might?
We are looking for parents/family/friends of the group to help us by volunteering if they can. We currently have a shortage of leaders and need more assistance. Our senior leaders are getting on a bit ( I do include myself in this) and we have a number of young leaders but need more, especially in the middle age bracket (30 - 50 yrs). If you think that you can offer some time please speak to one of the leaders. This group has been going for 114 years and we want to see it continue for many more years.
No experience is required only an enthusiasm to work with young people as training will be given.

Senior Leader Team


Clyde Region Introduction Video



Due to the predicted weather conditions we are unfortunately cancelling tonight's scout meeting. Apologies for the late notice but safety has to be our main priority.


Hi folks I hope you all had a good break over the holidays. Unfortunately we have an issue with our boiler and can't guarantee it will be fixed for next week. That together with the current Covid situation means that we are delaying our restart for a week so no scout section will be on next week. We will let you know if we can restart the following week.


We have finished sharper at the Bowling than anticipated and are back at the hall. We will continue to play some games with the kids but you can pick them up when wish from now

Photos from 1st Carluke Scout Group's post 14/11/2021

Cameron and Andrew laying the wreath for Carluke Scouts at cenotaph in the market square today. Lest We Forget!

Now it's easier to send 1st Carluke Scout Group a message. 28/10/2021

Now it's easier to send 1st Carluke Scout Group a message.

Now it's easier to send 1st Carluke Scout Group a message.


Hi All
Just a quick reminder that scouts are off this week for the October school break.
We will start back Wednesday 20th October.



Would you like to attend the 2022 Blair Atholl Patrol Jamborette with the Clyde Patrols? Applications are now open - https://forms.gle/bHZjUT4iMynoz1YY6


All parents/guardians please note that all sections will start back from next Monday 23rd August on their usual nights and usual times. Scouts and Explorers will need use masks in the hall. Cubs and Beavers do not need a mask. All leaders are looking forward to seeing everyone back after the summer holidays.



Any parents/ guardians think you might be interested. Speak to a leader or message me through this page.


Unfortunately we are having to cancel scouts tonight as one of the scouts who were there last week has tested positive for Covid. As we were adhering to the rules and remained outdoors the risk of contamination is low. However it is up to parents and guardians to decide if you want to get your child tested.
Sorry for the short notice but we have only just been made aware.


Just a reminder that all sections have now started back face to face meetings. As of tomorrow Monday 26th April we can have a maximum of 30 outdoors and it is hoped that as of Monday 17th May we can also resume indoor meetings. If anyone has not had an email yet please get in touch or better still just come along this week.
Hopefully this is the start of us getting back to normal although overnight camping may still be a little way off.


Hi folks
Sorry but we are having problems with Zoom tonight with some people being able to sign in but more not being able to sign in.

We are going to make some videos of the treats we were going to make tonight and send these out to you tonight so that you can try them. Once you have tried them please send in picture or video. W would love to see them.

We will be sending out details of our return to face to face meeting after Easter very soon.

The leaders


For any children joining the zoom meeting tonight you may have to add 4 zeros to the start of the passcode



Following recent changes made to Covid restrictions we are now able to resume Face to Face activities but still with some limitations. Scouts Scotland has changed our alert level to Amber which means that we can now meet face to face but with a restricted maximum number of 15 people, including leaders, and must remain outdoors for now. This is a similar situation to where we were last September.

With that in mind the leaders have agreed to restart meetings at the rear of the hall again from week commencing 19th April 2021 at the usual meeting times/days for each section ie Cubs - Monday 19th, Beavers - Tuesday 20th, etc. The section leaders will be in touch with you all regarding their specific arrangements as we have some sections with more than 13 kids which will require some organising.

We appreciate your patience over the last few months and that some kids were not able or keen to join our Zoom meetings but we would ask that if your child is returning to scouts and you have NOT restarted you Standing Order can you please do so by 1st May at the latest. Our bank details have not changed so you should just be able to restart the Standing Order but if you need a new mandate please reply to this email. As usual if there are any issues with this please speak to the section leader or myself in confidence.

We look forward to seeing all of the kids back in April.

Many Thanks


Group Administrator


All parents/guardians
With the Covid restrictions being eased slightly Scout Scotland have moved to Amber level for scout activities. This means that, for now, we can meet outdoor with a maximum number of 15 including a minimum of 2 leaders. We are currently assessing how we can work to those limits and will let you know asap by Facebook and email. The likelihood is that we will aim to restart face to face meetings after the Easter holidays.
Thank you for your patience and hope to see all of the kids soon.
The Leaders



We are planning a Fun Night on Zoom open to all Beavers, Cubs and Scouts where they will be entertained by Mr Skittleman who is a Scout Leader from Essex but also does children's entertainment including magic/card tricks. We appreciate that things are hard for everyone just now and wanted to do something different for the kids.

I know that Donna (Beavers) and Kirsty (Cubs) have been in contact with their kids but I also need to gather interest from Scouts as we have been asked to keep to a max of 50. If you are the parent/guardian of a Scout can you please let me know by replying to this email or by texting me on 07445580268 if your child will want to attend.

The entertainment session will be on Wednesday 3rd February 2021 and will start at 7.30 for all and will last 1 hr approximately. Scouts are asked to join at 7.15 for the exercise session as this is our normal evening.

The children have been asked to have a pack of cards to hand to learn a trick or two.




All, seen this post on Facebook today. Don't know how true it is but might be worth a shot 🙂

To anyone who has Internet, if you call your provider and tell them your children are doing home learning they discount your account and bill. Ive just had a discount for 12 months and free 3 month movie pass ! Every little helps everyone!


Dear Parent/Guardian

As you may have seen today, each of the countries of the UK has introduced a new lockdown until at least February. Unfortunately this means that Scouting has moved back to our Red Status and we can only provide online activities but no face to face activities either inside or outside.

We will look to provide online meetings via Zoom where possible so that we can continue to provide the children with some fun activities to look forward to, together with some badgework. We are also looking forward to the near future when, thanks to the rollout of the vaccines, we can get back together again and hopefully get camping again in the summer months.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch.


The Leaders

1st Carluke Scouts

Photos from 1st Carluke Scout Group's post 14/12/2020

Happy 💯 th birthday to Mr William Jackson one of our former scouts. He was delighted to receive his birthday card from the Queen but also one from 1st Carluke Scouts on Friday along with some treats from us.


For All Scouts.

Below is an email we received from Scouts Scotland. If your child is interested in joining the chat please let us know and we will forward you the email which has the link to he form referred to in it.


If we haven’t already met, I’m Steph and I’ve recently taken on the role of Scotland Commissioner (Scouts). I wanted to get in touch with you about a youth involvement project that I’m hoping you can pass on to your Scouts.

Our Youth Involvement Team has started running Youth Voice Blethers, which are a monthly catch up on zoom for our youth members to chat about the issues that they tell us are important to them. So far, we've talked about mental health, digital Scouting, and wellbeing.

The next blether is on 8th December at 7pm, and this one is specifically for young people in the Scout section.

I’ll be there, and I’m really keen to get as many Scouts along as possible so we can have a really meaningful conversation and lots of fun!

It’s easy to sign up, young people can simply fill in the form here.

Thanks for your help with this!

Steph Halkerston

Scotland Commissioner (Scouts)

[email protected]


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The Leaders



As you will have now seen in the news Lanarkshire has been placed in Tier 4 by the government with all of its restrictions for 3 weeks. The impact of this for Scouts is that we can no longer meet indoors from week commencing Monday 23rd November but are restricted to outdoor or digital activities such as Zoom meetings.

Due to the vagaries of the weather at this time we have decided it would not be appropriate to meet outside but to close all section meetings for the next 3 weeks. Hopefully we will have at least one meeting before Christmas if the guidelines allow. Each section leader will decide whether it will be appropriate to organise a Zoom meeting for their sections or other digital activities. Please note that the Zoom meetings will be restricted and invites will be sent to parents/guardians only for you to allow your child to attend. The meetings are secure as we have our own Zoom account through Scouts and only scouts will be able to attend.

Some parents have been asking about uniforms as we were going back to wearing uniforms again. If you want to order a uniform for your child please let your section leader know by Monday of next week and we will place an order with the Glasgow scout shop who look like they have a sale on just now. For example a Scout Shirt would normally cost £20 but is being advertised just now for £14 and similar discounts are being applied to Beaver and Cub jumpers.

As always we are disappointed that we have to stop meetings but hopefully we will be able to restart as soon as possible.

Please stay safe

The Leaders

1st Carluke Scouts


Even though we cannot parade "We Will Remember".
Bryan and Gordon will lay the wreath on behalf of all Carluke Scouts today.
We would also encourage all scouts to observe the 2 minute silence at 11.00am.


Many thanks to the guys from Mid Lanark Amateur Radio society for all the effort put in yesterday for JOTA. Scouts and Explorers managed to speak to groups from Australia, USA, Canada, Ireland amongst other countries. Everyone had a great time. We will be looking to keep up activities with the group and get to use our radio equipment more. More details on this will follow.


Further to my email yesterday and the subsequent announcement by the government that Lanarkshire has new restrictions I just want to confirm that we will still be restarting next week but with outdoor activities only. Please make sure that your child brings a jacket with them.
It is a reminder to us all that guidance can change on a daily basis but please be assured we are constantly reviewing the rules to keep us all safe and may need to make changes on a weekly basis.


Look out for email coming soon. We are starting back in the very near future. Details in the email. All leaders looking forward to getting back and seeing all the kids again. Has it really been 5 months! 👍👍👍👍👍


All parents/guardians
An email was sent out earlier this week asking for sizes for the new t-shirts. If you have not replied can you please do so by tonight so we can place the order tomorrow. If we have not heard by tonight we will go by age and order a t-shirt.


For two cubs from Alameda, California joining in this weekend. They melt my heart 💗 (these weren't the kids I took care of)


Hopefully all parents/guardians received an email with an update on the Covid situation for scouts and the group itself. If you have not responded to that email please do so to help us with our future planning. If you or anyone you know has not received the email please let us know.
The leaders


Campfire going at home along with Gillian and Stephen at the hall

VE prepared | Activities 08/05/2020

VE prepared | Activities

Today we're celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

It has been 75 years since fighting against Nazi Germany came to an end in Europe - on 8th May 1945. Today we remember, give thanks, and celebrate the return of peace to Europe.

Did you know that Scouts played a role in the Second World War? They helped to welcome displaced people and refugees from all over Europe at train stations, and collected waste paper, metal, rubber and rags. They also helped as part of the Air Raid Precautions (ARP) by issuing and fitting gas masks, building shelters, acting as Air Raid Wardens, firefighting, guiding people to public shelters, and saving people from some 2 million homes that were destroyed by bombing raids.

Do you know someone who has memories from the war? Maybe you could give them a call to find out more about what it was like? Or, you can check out the VE Prepared activities from The Scouts here: https://www.scouts.org.uk/activities/ve-prepared/

VE prepared | Activities Find out about how Scouts used their skills to help communities in the second world war.


First of all can I thank all of our District Groups for taking part it has been amazing the number of fantastic entries. Our Cookie Competition judges. Megan LornaHoey ClareMcPhee KyleMacMillan Lorna Forbes Charles Bow and Kat. And the winner is...................

Sam's anything he could find cookies 1st Blackwood Cubs. WELL DONE SAM. Your prize is on it's way.

SHOULD we make this a yearly thing, thoughts everyone?

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