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Parents, guardians, carers

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Parents, guardians, carers

Parents have a key role in supporting Scouting activities and we welcome the interest of all involved. Normally your first source of information will be with your local group or District, but you can also contact the Region, particularly about matters for which we provide specific support. There is a lot of material available in the info section.

Many parents volunteer to help us, either in a uniformed role, as a helper, or on the various executive committees. If you feel you have even a little time to offer, please speak to one of your local contacts, or go to our Join us! page.

For more information about the different roles, see our page for adult volunteers.

FAQ for parents

Where do I buy the uniform/necker?

You should check with your section leader what you need and where to get it.  Some sections arrange to sell uniform items directly to their members. Otherwise, if you are buying the uniform yourself, you can buy from the Midlothian District Scout Shop . Alternatively,...

Where do the badges go on the uniform?

The placement of badges on uniform varies between sections. The PDF diagrams below should help. Beavers Cubs Scouts Explorer Scouts Network Adult...

Is there a waiting list at my local Group?

Waiting lists vary from location to location. Please go to: Scouts UK website "Get involved!". Enter your postcode first, click "go", click "Yes, contact me", fill in your details and finally click "send". This information will be sent to a Scout contact in our Region...

What does Scouting cost?

Prices vary from location to location. The usual practice is to collect this through a termly subscription with additional costs for activities, events, trips and camps. Speak with the local section leader to find out specific costs.

How do I get my child involved with the Scouts?

Please go to: http://scouts.org.uk/get-involved/. Enter your postcode first, click “go”, click “Yes, contact me”, fill in your details and finally click “send”. This information will be sent to a Scout contact in our Region who will send you contact details for your...

How do I volunteer with the Scouts?

Please go to: http://scouts.org.uk/get-involved/. Enter your postcode first, click “go”, click “Yes, contact me”, fill in your details and finally click “send”. This information will be sent to a Scout contact in our Region who will then contact you to get a bit more...

News items for parents

Bonaly Adventure School Autumn 2018

Did you know that Bonaly offers an Adventure School for young people through the school holidays?  The Adventure School at Bonaly Outdoor Centre is like no other – where else can they get to be like Bear Grylls and take part in a range of exciting activities, learning...

District Commissioner for Midlothian

Wanted - District Commissioner for Midlothian We now need a brilliant volunteer manager to take Scouting forward in Midlothian. As District Commissioner you will offer support to Scout Groups, while helping open new ones. You will manage adults, setting objectives and...

Longcraig open for business

Longcraig is open for business! After a bit of a madcap winter caused by some very inclement weather for much of the period, we have now got most of the boats, kayaks and other equipment ready for use once again on the Firth of Forth. With a new online booking system,...

Youth Approved Award for Region

This month the Region achieved its Foundation Youth Approved award from Scouts Scotland. We are over the moon with this award and shall be displaying it on most of our future comms and putting the certificate in the reception of Bonaly. For those of you not too...

Scout Group helps school

The Comely Bank Scout Group (122nd Craigalmond) volunteered twice in 2017 to help improve the school playground at Flora Stevenson Primary School, in collaboration with the school’s Parent Council. Over 50 of our Young People across all sections – Beavers,...