If 2020 is the year for you to accept a new challenge, then come along to one of the East Lothian Scout Districts’ Information Events

Scouting is thriving in the East Lothian District and we offer Scouting to nearly 1,000 young people aged 6-18 giving them “skills for life” to help them build their confidence and resilience, work as a team and contribute to their community and most importantly have fun doing so!

They are supported by over 200 adult volunteers in a wide variety of roles, both working directly with young people as well as behind the scenes.

We are looking for new adult volunteers to support our existing Scout teams as we currently have a waiting list of nearly 300 young people in East Lothian which is likely to increase due to the population growth in our area. Having more adults involved will ensure that we can respond to these challenges and continue to offer more young people the ability to try new experiences and have adventures such as camping, fire-lighting, climbing and abseiling, and yes, learn how to tie and use knots.

You don’t need to have any specific skills, or have been in scouting as a child or be like Bear Grylls to get involved. We have lots of different and flexible roles local to you which means you can give as little or as much time as you like, working with young people directly or behind the scenes.

We would love to be able to explain more about Scouting across East Lothian and the opportunities we have for you to get involved.  Please come along to one of the Scout Information Events listed below to learn more about your local Scout  group and discover how you can give young people the skills they need to succeed in life and how being part of the Scouting family can be as rewarding for you as it is for them.

We look forward to meeting you!


Scout Information Events




Address of Event


19th Jan


Haddington Scout Hall, off Tynebank Road, Haddington, EH41 4DB


21st Jan


Tranent Parish Church Hall, Church St, Tranent, EH33 1BX


24th Jan


Cockenzie House, 22 Edinburgh Rd, Prestonpans, EH32 0HY

East Linton

26th Jan


East Linton Village Hall, 75 High St, East Linton, EH40 3BQ

North Berwick

27th Jan


North Berwick Scout Hall, 53 St Baldreds Rd, North Berwick, EH39 4PY


29th Jan


Bleachingfield Centre, Countess Crescent, Dunbar, EH42 1DX


30th Jan


The Carriage House, Pencaitland Parish Church, Pencaitland, EH34 5DL.


2nd Feb


Longniddry Scout Hall, Douglas Rd, Longniddry, EH32 0LE


25th Feb


Inveresk Church Hall, 21A Dalrymple Loan, Musselburgh, EH21 7DH