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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 from the Midlothian District Scout Shop . Alternatively,...

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.

Scouting News

Environmental project for Explorers

Environmental project for Explorers

Take part in an international study Looking for a programme idea?  Your Explorer Unit could take part in a study of environmental attitudes and behaviour, run by Athina Georgiou Shippi, a PhD student at Edinburgh University.  She will visit your Explorer Unit and get...

Danish Scouts visit

Danish Scouts visit

At the end of the very wintry month of March, a group of Danish Scouts came to Scotland to walk from Crianlarich to Fort William.  The nine Explorers (ages 13-15) and three leaders arrived carrying all their gear, carefully weighed to avoid...

Training is fun

Training is fun

Meadows Explorer unit used a fun and effective way to prepare for their Explorer Belt.  Assistant Explorer Scout Leader Vikki McIntyre created an excellent interactive game for use with the whole Unit.  A full report was published in the recent edition of Scouting...

Borders Brass Monkeys are 50

Borders Brass Monkeys are 50

On Saturday 27 January 100 Scouts and Young Leaders arrived at Kelso racecourse ready for the Brass Monkey camp, and to celebrate 50 years since these started in the Borders. In 1968 Jack Robb, the DC of Roxburghshire, decided to run a one-night camp to challenge the...