Congratulations Wil!

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Well done to Wil McGhie from 2nd Coatbridge who received a Chief Scout Commendation for good service last night. Neil Kelly (District Commissioner) presented this during 2nd Coatbridge’s group executive meeting. Wil started as a Scout Leader in 2012 more recently being a valued member of the Executive Committee at 2nd Coatbridge. Well done Wil!

New Year, New Website!

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Hello 2021!

To mark the start of the new year we’ve got a little website refresh. Watch this space for updates.

Here’s to a year filled with (hopefully) more Scouting adventures!

District Cub Quiz 2019

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On Friday night 6 Cub packs from across Calder District took part in the first District cub quiz.

After 8 rounds and a close tie break between 3 teams, 1st Bellshill and Mossend were victorious! πŸ™‚

Thanks to all who took part. Cub ADCs Jack and Christine were delighted with the event and are already planning more Cub events.

Happy Birthday!

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Congratulations to 1st Bellshill & Mossend Scout Group on turning 100 today.πŸ’―πŸ˜πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰ They have a year of celebrations planned, check out their website: They’re keen to hear from former members.

40 years service! Well done Alex.

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This is something we don’t get to do everyday. On Monday night our DC proudly awarded Alex with his Chief scouts 40 years service award. Alex started with 10th Motherwell as a leader in the Cubs only because his 3 boys were in the group in 1976. He then went on and started the scout section, despite his cub leader saying there would never be scouts at 10th Motherwell, at the moment they have 20 boys and girls turning up every Monday night. Alex is currently the groups GSL and In 2003 he was awarded the Silver Acorn.So let’s all put our hands together and say a big congratulations to Mr Alexander Marshall πŸ‘

District Camping Competition 2019

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Congratulations to all the Scouts that took part & challenged themselves at this years District Camping Competition @ Nineacres Memorial Scout Campsite in Kinross. And a very Well done to 2nd Coatbridge who came in 1st place!I would also like to thank all of the leaders & explorers that help run the camp. A special thanks to #Macphie who funded the camp with there amazing donation🌟

10 Years and 15 Years Service Awards!

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Congratulations to Maureen, 1st Bellshill & Mossend Cub leader who was awarded her 10 years service award. And also Congratulations to James (Wolf) who was also awarded his 15 years service award.

Congratulations Neil!

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A massive congratulations to our Deputy District Commissioner & 1st Bellshill & Mossend Skipper Neil Kelly on receiving his Silver Acorn last night. The presentation was made by our District Commissioner Bill Craig & Sandy Mowat.

Bairdwatson Award to 1st Bellshill and Mossend

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1st Bellshill and Mossend Scout Group was awarded the Bairdwatson award by Calder District for its services to the District at the District AGM. The award was presented by Bill Craig, District Commissioner for the work to develop Scouting undertaken by 1st Bellshill & Mossend over the last year. A number of the leaders also help in the organisation at the district level. The award was presented to Cub leader Maureen Boyle and Scout leaders Ian Forsyth, Claire Allen and James Megan.

Maureen said β€œIt is a great honour for the work of our Scouts and Leaders to receive this award. This year the Scouts visited Brownsea Island where the Scout Movement was founded at the first Scout camp in 1907. We were lucky to be allowed to camp on the island as part of the trip. The island belongs to the National Trust and only Scouts and Guides are permitted to camp there.”

Mark Lunny, Group Scout Leader for 1st Bellshill & Mossend Scout Group said β€œthis award recognises the hard work undertaken by the leaders who give up their time to make Scouting work for the children of Bellshill & Mossend. I am pleased that as we approach our 100th year of Scouting in the area the efforts of the group have been recognised by this award.”