The 3rd East Kilbride Scout group is one of four scout groups located within the town of East Kilbride. we are a member of Strathcalder Scout district and Clyde Regional Scout Council. Our main HQ is based located in Carlyle Drive in Calderwood (Behind the John wrights sports centre).
Scouting UK's biggest mixed youth organisation. We change lives by offering 6- to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.
Scouts helps children and young adults reach their full potential. Scouts develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.
What do Scouts do?
Scouts take part in activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and zorbing. As a Scout you can learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming, or even how to fly a plane. There’s something for every young person. It’s a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world.
Scouting is divided in to 5 youth sections and offers exiting opportunities for young people aged 6-25, there is no prerequisite to be a member of the previous section so you can join at any time.
Beaver Scouts (Age 6-8)
Cub Scouts (Age 8-10)
Scouts (Age 10-14)
Explorer Scouts (Age 14-18)
Scout Network (Age 18-25) - Run by Strathcalder district scouts, not part of the 3rd EK
if you are interested in joining please go here, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or explorers please go here.
This everyday adventure is possible thanks to our adult volunteers, who support Scouts in a wide range of roles from working directly with young people, to helping manage a Group, to being a charity Trustee. We help volunteers get the most out of their experiences at Scouts by providing opportunities for adventure, training, fun and friendship.
Our award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people. Our approach focuses on what you want to get out of volunteering with Scouts, while respecting how much time you can offer. Over 90% of Scout volunteers say that their skills and experiences have been useful in their work or personal life.
We are always in the lookout for new volunteers to help within the group, either as Section leaders, committee members or to help with the general running of the group (i.e. maintenance if hall and ground or helping at fund-raisers). Volunteering is flexible and there is no commitment to help every week. Adult volunteers can get involved from the age of 18, Though you can get involve in helping with younger sections from the age of 14 through the Young leader scheme which is run through explorer scouts. if you have any questions about volunteering please sent us a enquiry here or to volunteer please give us your details here and someone will be in touch.