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Scouting in East Lothian

Update from Hilary Cartwright, District Commissioner:
Scouting is thriving in the East Lothian District and we offer Scouting to over 700 young people aged 6-18 (based on the last census) 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!
 

East Lothian has extra-ordinary people, who work together to provide amazing scouting adventures for the young people across the area. I want to thank them for all they do, and more, and, importantly, make sure that the future is bright for them and the District, by finding the right individual to take on this important role. The young people in Scouts are supported by over 160+ adult volunteers in a wide variety of roles, both working directly with young people as well as behind the scenes. 

East Lothian Scouts District at a glance 

East Lothian Scout District covers the area of the local authority of East Lothian Council.  It is responsible for the Scout Groups (each of which includes Beavers, Cubs and Scouts) and Explorer Units in the District. 

At the last census, East Lothian Scouts’ membership includes:  

  • 197 Beaver Scouts (6 – 8 year olds) 
  • 261 Cub Scouts (8 – 10½ year olds) 
  • 201 Scouts (10 ½ – 14 year olds) 
  • 41 Explorer Scouts (14 – 18 year olds) 
  • 9 Network members (18 – 25 year olds) 
  • 168 Adults (18+ year olds)

East Lothian Scouts District is made up of 12 Groups:

3 Luffness Court, Aberlady, Longniddry, East Lothian
 
Beavers  – Monday
Cubs – Monday
Scouts – Monday
 

Beavers – Monday
Cubs – Monday
Scouts – Friday
Explorers

 
Beavers – Thursday
Cubs – Monday/Friday
Scouts – Tuesday
 

Beavers – Wednesday
Cubs – Thursday
Scouts – Tuesday
Explorers

The Wards, Duns Road, GIFFORD, EH41 4QW

Cubs – Monday

Location TBC

Beavers – Friday
Cubs – Friday
Scouts – Friday
Explorers

 
Beavers – Monday
Cubs – Thursday
Scouts – Friday
Explorers (not currently meeting)
 

Beavers – Monday (inactive currently)
Cubs – Monday
Scouts – Thursday

 
Beavers – Tuesday
Cubs – Tuesday
Scouts – Tuesday
 
Beavers – Monday & Tuesday
Cubs – Monday & Tuesday
Scouts – Wednesday & Thursday
Explorers

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

(not currently meeting)

 
Beavers – Friday
Cubs – Tuesday
Scouts – Tuesday
Explorers

Did you know?

Every single adult in East Lothian Scout District is a volunteer who gives up their time to help support Scouting in our Scout Groups, and Explorer Scout Units. Offering young people in the District great Scouting experiences is only made possible by a team of amazing volunteers. There are a wide variety of roles in Scouting, and most of them do not commit you to regular weekly attendance, but may involve once or twice a month, or weekends and some are administrative only so can be completed from the comfort of your own home. Volunteering is flexible, it is up to you how much time you put in! 

We are generally always looking for new adult volunteers to support our existing Scout teams as we currently have a waiting list of nearly 700 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. 

East Lothian Scouts has a great potential for delivering even more great scouting for even more young people, leading this will prove very rewarding for the right person/people. 

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 do get in touch with me or 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. 

Please get in touch for a conversation using the contact information below. 

We look forward to meeting you! 

Yours in Scouting, 

Hilary Cartwright 
District Commissioner 
East Lothian Scouts District  

Email: dc@eastlothianscouts.org.uk 

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