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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

Natalia gets top award

Natalia, aged 9, was presented with The Cornwell Scout Badge and the Meritorious Conduct Award, in recognition of her devotion and enthusiasm for Scouting despite suffering a life-threatening illness and undergoing major surgery and for showing great...

Explorer expansion in Pentland

2017 was an exciting time for Explorers in Pentland District with the establishment of two new Units within the District. Along with the Bore Stane Unit set up in August to provide Explorer Scout provision in the Bruntsfield area of Edinburgh, the DEPEVAK Unit was set...

82nd Craigalmond – a great year

82nd Craigalmond Scouts & Sea Scouts (Cramond) - review of 2017 The Santa Sleigh going around the streets of Craigmount and Drumbrae, exciting children and raising money for charity, was the last event in an action-packed year for the Troop. The year...