aims are -
- to provide financial and other support to the 1st Strathaven
- to provide a forum for contact and association between former
and present members of the Group through the publication of the annual FOSS Newsletters
and by organising social events and Reunions.
- to publicise, through
the newsletter, the activities, achievements and objectives of the Strathaven
Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts.
One of the main activities organised by FOSS is the annual Round
Strathaven 50 Cycle Charity event. First held in 2002, it has
attracted an increasing number of cyclists each year and has raised
£65,000 from entry fees and sponsorship monies since it was
first held. 50% of the monies raised are distributed between the
Strathaven Scouts and Guides and the other 50% donated each year
to a selected Charity. Various local Scottish Charities have benefitted
and in recent years we have given support to the Charity
Health Help International for its work in both India and Zambia.
(visit the News page for more details of
the two visits by Strathaven Explorer Scouts to Zambia to carry
out work for HHI and the visits which Iain Park has made with the
Charity to India.)
FOSS is also responsible for the compilation and maintenance of
the Strathaven Scout Group archives and as part of the Group’s 100th
Anniversary celebrations in 2008 produced a DVD which contains nearly
1500 photographs illustrating the 100 years of Scouting in Strathaven
... read all about the 100 years of the Group in “A
Centenary History” published by FOSS in 2015.
for your diary
Round Strathaven 50 – Sunday 20 August 2017
Foss Reunion Weekend 15-17 September 2017 at Pitlochry -
contact Iain Park for details.
Other useful links
Climbing Club - this very successful club was started initially
in 1966 by the Strathaven Scouts. It has currently nearly 40 members
and offers opportunities for hill climbing, rock climbing and winter
climbing with regular meets throughout the year in Scotland and
further afield including an annual Alpine Meet. Follow them on twitter
S1 Web Site - this excellent site provides information about
Strathavens many organizations and societies and the events
and activities which take place in the community throughout the