Glasgow Southside Pioneers


Phone: 07881 615470
Location: Shawlands United Reformed Church, Moss-side Road, Glasgow, G41 3TP
Meeting time: Wednesdays at 17:30

Pioneer/venturer group for children aged 10-14 in the Southside of Glasgow

Each term we have a pretty packed calendar of events. We currently have spaces in this group sp please get in touch and come along. On group nights we do craft activities, we cook, we sing, we play games, we let everyone know our news, and generally have a good time. Sometimes we have visitors (like Rags to Riches, or the Beat Box rapper).

We meet in the same place and time as the younger Woodcraft Folk groups and occasionally do joint activities with them. In the summer and autumn terms activities are in Queens Park (when weather allows) and in the winter and spring term we meet in Shawlands United Reformer Church Hall, Shawlands, Glasgow Southside.

Time: 5:30pm-6:45pm every Wednesday during term time

Cost: £5 a month. This covers our venue, material, refreshments costs and registration fees.

All leaders are volunteers. Please get in touch if you are interested in volunteering - we have lots of roles to suit everyone.

We go camping and have an annual winter hostel weekend with all the Glasgow Southside District. So far we have been to Inverary, Moffat, CrianlarachPitlochry and we are going to New Lanark in November.

Every term we take part in a countryside walk with our Woodcraft groups from around Glasgow. This is always a good time to meet new friends and catch up with old ones and enjoy some fresh air.

You can also keep up-to-date with what the group are doing on Facebook - Southside Glasgow Woodcraft Folk

Summer term 2017

Wednesday evening sessions in Queens Park until half term - meet in grass area behind goals.  Just inside the entrance to the park which is opposite Glad Cafe. After half term meet in teh SURC chiurch hall, Moss-side road, Shawlands.

Theme: Health

  • Wednesday, August 30th - Games & planning
  • Wednesday, Sept 6th - Badges & co-operative sports
  • Wednesday, Sept 13th - Anatomy
  • Wednesday, Sept 20th - Drama
  • Wednesday, Sept 27th - Games circuit
  • Wednesday, Oct 4th - Health 'science' thing & outcomes wheel
  • Wednesday, Oct 11th - Singing around campfire

Theme for second half of term: Friendship

  • Wednesday, Oct 25th - Planning for halloween party
  • Wednesday, Nov 1st - Halloween Party
  • Wednesday, Nov 8th - Drama
  • Wednesday, Nov 15th - Making bath melts
  • Wednesday, Nov 22nd - Drama
  • Wednesday, Nov 29th - Engagement poster/flyer making
  • Wednesday, Dec 6th - End of term party

Other dates

November 3rd -5th annual hostel weekend, New Lanark

Our catchment area is Glasgow Southside and areas include Shawlands, Pollokshields, Langside, Strathbungo, Govanhill, Newlands, Kings Park, Cathcart, Mount Florida, Battlefield, Giffnock and Merrylee. You are more than welcome to join us even if you live further away. If you are looking for an alternative to Guides or Scouts then feel free to come and try a taster session.