We are a Scout Group for girls, boys and young adults with disabilities and life limiting conditions aged 6 to 25.
We meet on Monday nights across the city of Glasgow with an exciting programme based on increasing independence, building confidence, gaining skills for life and most importantly of all, having fun!
All of our young people have some form of additional support needs and we provide one to one support through a team of over 100 volunteers so that those needs are met and the young person can fully participate in the activities.
What is Scouts?
Scouts has been around for more than 100 years, but although we are very proud of our heritage, we’re also a forward-thinking, modern organisation. We believe young people can achieve their full potential through the Scout programme – making friends and gaining skills for life.
Scouts has a lot of focus on the outdoors, and we do enjoy camping! But that is far from all we’re about. We’re also interested in science, creativity, music, sports and much more. And by joining Scouts you are joining a huge global movement!
A specialist group
We are a full part of the UK Scout Association and run the same programme using the same uniform, structure and everything else. However we are a specialist group supporting young people with disabilities.
We exist to ensure that all young people are fully included in Scouts, and for the young people who join our group that is only possible with specialist one to one support and adaptations to the programme and activities.
The support we provide
We have a team of over 100 volunteers who provide one to one support for all our young people to meet whatever care needs they have. Most of our volunteers are also young people and young adults, which is important for us in creating an inclusive space for young people to be themselves.
We currently support young people with a range of support needs – including young people who are non-verbal, require incontinence care or have complex epilepsy.
You can find out more about our Principles of Care here.
The whole point of our group existing is to provide support for young people with complex disabilities so please get in touch to discuss your child’s needs – complexity is rarely a barrier to joining us!