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 up in Juniper Green in October to try to combat the number of Scouts from their partner group, the 31st Pentland Scout Group, who were leaving the movement when they reached Explorer age.
The DEPEVAK name was chosen by the current Explorers and perhaps demonstrates some of the ambitions of the new unit as it is made up of the highest summits on the seven continents! The Unit held its first investiture in November, overlooking the District and wider Region on the side of Allermuir Hill in the Pentlands.
Both Units have full and varied programmes planned for the upcoming term, as they aim to give their Explorers the opportunity to continue their Scouting adventure.
Andrew from 92nd Pentland Cubs represents the Region on Remembrance Sunday
Continue Reading Cub lays our Remembrance wreath
There will be a vacancy for the role of District Commissioner from April 2017 Jenny Tait McGillivray the current DC will have completed her 5 year appointment and has decided not to renew the appointment.
In line with the usual practice nominations are invited from suitable and interested potential volunteers to take up this role. A copy of the Job Description is attached. However, the key role of the DC is to provide visible leadership, direction and support as well as inspiring and motivating the District Team and leaders in the District.
Continue Reading Pentland DC – Volunteer Vacancy
Are you passionate about helping young people shape Scouting in partnership with adults? Then this could be the role for you!
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The specially distinguished service given by the adults listed below has been recognised by the award of the Silver Acorn in this year’s St George’s Day Awards.
- Margaret Aitken Borders District Secretary
- Bruce MacDonald Scout Leader 108th (Colinton)and Regional ASU member (Longcraig)
- Diane Marshall Deputy Regional Commissioner
- Lawrence Mitchell 51st Group ASU member and AAC member Pentland District
- Peggy Wills AAC member Borders District
- Robert Young ASU Manager Craigalmond District
- The Silver Acorn has also been awarded to Evelyn Rose AAC member Borders District who sadly died in December 2015