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FAQ for Sections

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 on-line from the Midlothian District Scout Shop (no...

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.

Is there a waiting list at my local Group?

Waiting lists vary from location to location. 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...

Scouting News

Assistant Instructors at Bonaly

Since January a group of Explorers from different parts of the Region have been training as Assistant Instructors with Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and others. So far they have covered High Ropes, the Mohawk Walk, Nightline, Mountain Board, Archery and Axe Throwing.  They...

Busy in Kelso

Elizabeth McIntosh, Group Scout Leader in Kelso, updates us on what's been going on in the group over the past few weeks. The group enjoyed a visit from two Candian Scouters who were visiting the Borders on holiday.  They came along to a joint meeting of the Cubs and...

Congratulations to West Linton Cubs!

Some of the Cubs in West Linton deserve congratulations having completed their Chief Scout Silver Awards! Despite a large drop of snow the night before, West Linton Cubs and their Leaders were determined to enjoy their end-of-term bonfire.   Linda Gray, the Cub...

Frostbite in the Borders

Explorer Scouts from across the Borders gathered for their annual Frostbite Camp. Every year Borders District Explorers get together to hold their annual Frostbite camp, which this year was in Kirknewton - just over the border into Cumbria in England.   The camp...

157th Braid Scouts Clean Up!

The 157th Braid Scouts have been making an impact in their local community, working in partnership with the Scottish Waterways Trust. The Scottish Waterways Trust works to create brighter futures for people, wildlife and communities along Scotland's canals.  In March...

Melrose Go Climbing

Melrose Explorer Scout Unit have decided to make 2017 their 'Year of Climbing'!  Their leader Mhorag tells us all about it. As part of their Year of Climbing, Melrose Explorer Scout Unit took a wee jaunt up to Ice Factor in Kinlochleven. The mini bus was packed and we...