Alongside the fun there have also been opportunities to undertake award work, with individuals gaining national activity accreditations as well as working towards top awards within Scouting including the Queens Scout Award. We are looking forward to individuals attending the St Georges Day parade in April in recognition of their QSA successes.
The next international events on the horizon for Networkers in the region include Blair Atholl in 2020 and the next World Scout Moot in 2021. The Moot is similar in emphasis to the World Scout Jamboree, except that all participants are Network age. The Moot is going to be in Ireland, where participants will form patrols with participants from around the world, spend a week on ‘trails’ exploring and enjoying Ireland, before coming together at the base camp to learn about issues affecting young people today. Those who went to the last Moot in Iceland had a life changing experience, and we expect the UK to open to applications in the spring. More information can be found here.
If anyone is interested in engaging with their District Scout Network they should get in touch – the adventure is out there for all young people that are willing to get involved.
Braid District: Laura Gilman District Scout Network Commissioner email@example.com
Borders District: Appointment Imminent
Craigalmond District: firstname.lastname@example.org
East Lothian District: Hilary Cartwright, District Commissioner email@example.com
Edinburgh North East District: Frankie Stanton, District Scout Network Commissioner firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Midlothian District: Richard Fairbairn, District Commissioner (Acting) firstname.lastname@example.org
Pentland District: Nathan Baillie, District Scout Network Commissioner email@example.com