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Young Leaders with Beavers, Cubs and Scouts
Young Leaders are an extremely useful resource for the younger sections. The experience of being a Young Leader is also extremely rewarding, particularly if all the training is completed, and Young Leaders are one of our main sources for recruiting the adult leaders of the future. The section leader plays a crucial role in giving YLs the opportunity to put their training into practice.
Page 1 of this document is the same for all Districts. Page 2 gives information specific to Midlothian District.
Scouts and Explorer Scouts from Gorebridge (Midlothian) spent the weekend in Aberfeldy staying at the Glassie Farm Bunkhouse. They visited the Highland Wildlife Park and also did a walk around the Birks of Aberfeldy, where Rabbie Burns wrote the song ‘Birks o Aberfeldy’.
Newtongrange Scout Group are looking forward to continued improvements to their hall on Park Road. Since the start of the year they have received funding from the Borders Railway allowing the full redecoration of their committee room including a new carpet from Kristofferson’s. Over the Summer they also received a grant from the Big Lottery Fund, which along with donations from the three local councillors and McNicoll Van Hire means they are able to replace 15 windows in their Scout Hall. They’re all are looking forward to this huge improvement which will make the hall a much more attractive, and warmer, place to play and meet!
On 2 October ten Explorers from Gorebridge enjoyed a weekend hillwalking in the Cairngorms. The Explorers were split into two hillwalking groups, and while one group walked Meall a Buachaille and two other summits the others walked the Ryvoan Pass from Glenmore to Nethy bridge, where we were staying.
On the last weekend of January a group of Explorers from across Midlothian met for their Brass Monkeys camp, with suitably wintery weather.
The Explorers said:
“It was good to mix with the Explorers from the other units, we should do it more often.”
“I just enjoyed keeping warm at the fire!”
“Best bit was the snowball fight in the dark.”