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Fun and adventure for boys and girls 10½ to 14

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Scouts are boys and girls aged 10½ to 14 who meet together to do lots of games, badges and activities, indoors and outdoors.
To find out more about Scouts see: Scouts (Scotland).
For information about the programme for Scouts, see the Scouts UK page: Scouts.

Joining Scouts

If you are a Cub and 10½ to 11, your Cub leaders should be able to arrange for you to move on to Scouts. Otherwise, to find a Scout troop near you, use our “Join Scouting!” link.

Parents and Carers

We encourage all parents and carers to take an active interest in what is going on with all sections, including Explorers. If you would like to help see our information for adult volunteers.

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...

News about Scouts

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...

Chilling with Pentland Scouts

Over 100 Scouts from Pentland District came together for a wet - but exciting - brass monkey camp. The sky may have been dark with cloud, but it didn't dampen the spirits of the Scouts at Bonaly this weekend.  Leaders from across Pentland District put on a fantastic...

YouShape 2017

Following on from the success of YouShape 2016 where nearly 20,000 young people and volunteers got involved, 2017 will see the whole month of February dedicated to YouShape. To help prepare for YouShape Month there are some fantastic resources and events that are...