Renfrewshire District has 12 Groups covering a mostly rural part of the West Region.
The District includes Erskine, Renfrew, Johnstone and the remaining villages – Inchinnan, Bishopton, Houston, Bridge of Weir, Kilbarchan and Howwood. The small towns of Linwood and Lochwinnoch are also within the catchment area but do not currently have an active Scout Group. The District is relatively new, being formed during the Regional re-structure, but is currently going from strength to strength.
Ian Hunter is District Commissioner and is assisted by a full team of Assistant District Commissioners covering all sections.
Within Renfrewshire, there are 741 youth members and 100 adult leaders enjoying Scouting throughout the year. A wide and varied programme of events takes place throughout the year within the Groups. There is also an active programme of District events that allows the Groups to interact with each other, build relationships, learn from each other and form lasting friendships.
Renfrewshire is one of the few Districts in the whole of Scotland to boast a Scout Group specifically for young people with special needs. Corseford Scout Group is located in Johnstone and is for pupils of Corseford School, (Capability Scotland). The Group enjoys a very active and specially prepared programme of activities with regular camps to the Glengoyne Lodge at Auchengillan.
This ensures that Scouting is truly for all.
The District is also proud to be home to Renfrew Town Sea Scouts. Sea Scouts regularly get involved in a wide range of water activities from canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, pulling (rowing) and narrow boating to power boating and offshore sailing. Sea Scouts also find time for many of the traditional scouting activities, such as camping and hiking.
For more information on Renfrewshire District please visit www.renfrewshirescouts.org.uk or contact: DC@renfrewshirescouts.org.uk
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