Youth Group – volunteers still needed

Riverisde youth group

An Update

We are still seeking more leaders to help re-establish the popular Youth Group in Dumbarton – without enough leaders to take turns co-ordinating and supervising we cannot safely restart the sessions. Adverts have been placed through the local Volunteer Centre WDCVS, Volunteer Scotland and on our own website…/wanted-youth-group-leaders
If you, or anyone you know, would be interested please get in touch via facebook, by email ( or phone 01389 742551 weekday mornings.
This is a great opportunity to make a real impact, giving local kids a fun & sociable evening in a safe & structured environment – evening sessions are under 2 hours and you would not need to commit yourself every single week.
Riverisde youth group

Week beginning 6 November: Beavers, Cubs and Scouts

  • We give thanks for the young people in Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. We pray that they will continue to enjoy belonging to the group, and the wider movement
  • Give thanks for the commitment of the leaders, which involves much more than just turning up on a Tuesday or Thursday evening!
  • Pray that more people will come forward to train as leaders, and that current members of the group will be inspired to become leaders themselves in due course
  • Give thanks for the support of families


Fact File:

Beavers                    Tuesdays 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Cubs                         Tuesdays 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Scouts                      Thursdays 7.45pm – 9.45pm

Meet in Riverside

Week beginning 30 October: All Stars

  • Thanks for the young people that come to All Stars each month, and enjoy the crafts, games, food and fellowship
  • Thank you for the adults who are happy to spend time preparing for each session and being there to help
  • Pray that more young people will be interested in coming along, and that relationships will be built with their families


Fact File:

November   Dark & light

December   Cristingles

January       New Year

February     Chinese New Year

March         World Book Day

April            Easter

May            Water

June           Beach Party

Meets in West Kirk usually first Sunday of month 2-4pm

WANTED: Youth Group Leader(s)!

Riverisde youth group

Following on from the taster sessions held in June this year our development group are keen to establish the Riverside Youth Group on a more permanent basis, aimed initially at the P6 to S2 age range. With Marie Clare on maternity leave we have a number of people offering to help out until she returns, but we could really do with more volunteer leaders to help on a rota to help spread the load a bit. Adverts are being placed through the local Volunteer Centre and although a Riverside Church connection would not be essential helpers would have to go through the usual Safeguarding procedures.
If you, or anyone you know, would be interested please get in touch via facebook, by email ( or phone 01389 742551 weekday mornings or see the advert at


Riverisde youth group

Update on Junior Badminton

After a few years of absence the Riverside Junior Badminton Club restarted in January this year.

Today Badminton is still very popular with children, however there are few opportunities to play the sport at the moment in the local area.

The club meets on a Friday evening between 18:30 and 19:30

We are delighted to report that we have twelve regular attendees from the P5 to P7 age group who attend various primary schools in Dumbarton

Three of our club members took part in the Dunbartonshire Schools Badminton Competition at the Meadow Centre in March.  They did very well, each winning at least one of their games.

The Club will begin again after the summer break in September, details will as usual be placed in the Church Intimations nearer the time.

Shona & Brian Gordon

Riverside Youth Group

Youth Group

A new youth group is being launched in our halls

Initial Taster Sessions will take place on Fridays in June

(These will help us plan the main sessions beginning when the schools restart after the summer break)

Age group: Primary 6 & 7
Cost: £2 (incl. a drink & snack)
Dates: 3rd/10th/17th/24th June
Times: 7:30pm – 9:30pm (after the Badminton Group which is run on Fridays for the same age group)

Youth Group Activities:Youth Group

  • Listening to Music
  • Team Games including “The Parachute”
  • Table Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Snooker
  • Air Hockey
  • Table Football
  • Nail Painting
  • Potential for Computer Games as group develops
  • End of Term Disco on 24th June

Riverside Halls are very spacious and flexible and can cater for many other activities if there is demand;
our games hall is marked for a range of sports including basketball, the rear hall also has badminton
court markings, and the main hall has a large stage for putting on shows or for film nights.

Juice/Crisps/Fizzy Water/Fun Size Bars will be provided for the taster sessions during a break in
organised activities – a tuck shop will be set up once the group is established in the Autumn.
On arrival each night, name and contact details of a parent or carer will be taken, with all club members
to be dropped off and picked up by a nominated parent or carer.


Contact Marie Clare at:
Or phone the Riverside Office on
01389 742 551 (Mon-Fri 09:30-12:30)