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 2018

 All Wednesday evening sessions up to the summer break are in Queens Park. 

  • Wed 25th Apr - Litter pick
  • Wed 2nd May - Den building
  • Wed 9th May - Penny walk
  • Wed 16th May - Allotment activities
  • Wed 23rd May - Bushcraft (at North Kelvin Meadow)
  • Wed 30th May - Kites for peace
  • Wed 6th June - Instrument making and singing
  • Wed 13th June - Refugee activity
  • Wed 20th June - End of term picnic

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.