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Edinburgh Gang Show 2019 – the 60th show!

Put the date in your diary now and involve your section as we celebrate our 60th annual Gang Show!

Tue 19 to Sat 23 November – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Tickets on sale now. capitaltheatres.com

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Bonaly SCOUT Centre Is Back

By popular demand, the name of Bonaly will revert to BONALY SCOUT CENTRE.

 

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You could play a vital role in South East Scotland Scouts – become our Treasurer! (and throw light on our finances)

Taking on the Treasurer role is a great way to network and to give something back. The experience can be hugely rewarding for the right person. Are you the right person?

 

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21st Midlothian Newtongrange raise money for Australia

21st Midlothian Newtongrange raise money for Australia

The 21st Midlothian Newtongrange Scout Group has raised an amazing £685.90 for the Australian Bushfire disaster at a fundraiser held at its hall. The money raised will be split 50/50 between Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery fund and the Australian Wildlife and...

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Upcoming Scout and Cub Events

Upcoming Scout and Cub Events

The Howling 2020 The Howling - The Scottish National Cub Camp will be run at Scout Adventures Fordell Firs between Friday 6th - Sunday 8th September 2020. The Howling is open to Cub Packs from across Scotland, who come with their leaders. It is in its 3rd consecutive...

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Salmonberry clean-up by Pink Panther and Cramond Explorers

Salmonberry clean-up by Pink Panther and Cramond Explorers

On 19th January, 30 explorer scouts and leaders from Pink Panthers Explorers and Cramond explorers chopped down, pulled up and burned the invasive Salmonberry from Corstorphine hill. Salmonberry is an incredibly fast-growing invasive plant species which is native to...

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Inclusion Courses

Inclusion Courses

The Region will be running two autism workshops in early 2020 to support our local leaders. The workshops will be supported by the National Autistic Society Scotland and will provide an opportunity to share and explore strategies for supporting young people with...

read more
2nd Haddington Explorer Scouts Bushcraft & Survival Weekend

2nd Haddington Explorer Scouts Bushcraft & Survival Weekend

On Friday 4th October the 2nd Haddington Explorers ventured out to the idyllic location of Bolton Muir Woods, where we spent the weekend wild camping.When everyone arrived, we spread out and found their ideal location to pitch their tents and hang their hammocks.Task...

read more
Edinburgh Gang Show 2020

Edinburgh Gang Show 2020

The Edinburgh Gang Show is a large-scale variety show that is presented annually at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh in November. The cast is made up entirely of 250 young people from South East Scotland Scouts and Girlguiding Edinburgh and is supported by over 100 adult...

read more
LONGCRAIG – Planning into 2020 and beyond: Can you help?

LONGCRAIG – Planning into 2020 and beyond: Can you help?

Following on from last month’s newsletter, we now have some more details of the sorts of roles and activities that we are seeking additional volunteers for. Water skills instructors/leaders: Anyone who holds a recognised paddle-sport, sailing or powerboating...

read more
Volunteering at Bonaly Scout Centre

Volunteering at Bonaly Scout Centre

The Active Support Unit volunteers are the unsung heroes of Bonaly Scout Centre. They run the tuck shop, provide catering, do the gardening, sort out the recycling, repair just about anything and help keep the place looking great. Our ASU maintenance teem meet up on...

read more
Safeguarding Update

Safeguarding Update

Policy: It is the policy of the Scouts to safeguard the welfare of all young people by protecting them from neglect and from physical, sexual and emotional harm. All members have a duty to report concerns or suspicions and a right to do so in confidence and free from...

read more
It’s Important to Take Time to Talk

It’s Important to Take Time to Talk

6th February marks Time to Talk Day. Here Martin Elliot, Deputy District Commissioner in Craigalmond District talks about how facing mental ill-health has shown him the importance of openly talking about mental health.  Mental health problems affect one in four...

read more
East Lothian Scout District’s Information Events

East Lothian Scout District’s Information Events

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...

read more
Looking back to 2019 and looking forwards to 2020

Looking back to 2019 and looking forwards to 2020

Happy New Year, everyone! Thanks to every one of you who made 2019 brilliant for our young people and are now planning on making 2020 ever better!So here’s to another year of fun and adventure, trying new things, getting back up and trying again, finding things we...

read more
Safeguarding Update

Are you up to date with your safety training?

Did you know that all leaders have to do a mandatory Safety training course – and keep it up to date? But it could not be easier! It must be done online and it takes only 30 minutes to do the online course. We believe that the key to successfully improving safety in...

read more
Simon Cocker New Deputy Regional Commissioner

Simon Cocker New Deputy Regional Commissioner

"I am delighted to welcome Simon as our new Deputy Regional Commissioner. Simon’s long term interest in outdoor activities means that he will be able to assist our leaders develop and run more outdoor activities and camps in their sections as well as special Regional...

read more

Upcoming Events

Wed 26

Advanced Navigation

Wed 26 February @ 19:00 - 21:00
Thu 27

First Response Refresher

Thu 27 February @ 19:00 - 20:00
Mar 01

Safeguarding Workshop

Sun 1 March @ 14:00 - 16:30
Mar 04

Hillwalking – Emergency Procedures

Wed 4 March @ 19:00 - 21:00
Mar 11

Advanced Navigation (micro & night)

Wed 11 March @ 19:00 - 21:00

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21st Midlothian Newtongrange raise money for Australia

21st Midlothian Newtongrange raise money for Australia

The 21st Midlothian Newtongrange Scout Group has raised an amazing £685.90 for the Australian Bushfire disaster at a fundraiser held at its hall. The money raised will be split 50/50 between Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery fund and the Australian Wildlife and...

read more
Upcoming Scout and Cub Events

Upcoming Scout and Cub Events

The Howling 2020 The Howling - The Scottish National Cub Camp will be run at Scout Adventures Fordell Firs between Friday 6th - Sunday 8th September 2020. The Howling is open to Cub Packs from across Scotland, who come with their leaders. It is in its 3rd consecutive...

read more
Salmonberry clean-up by Pink Panther and Cramond Explorers

Salmonberry clean-up by Pink Panther and Cramond Explorers

On 19th January, 30 explorer scouts and leaders from Pink Panthers Explorers and Cramond explorers chopped down, pulled up and burned the invasive Salmonberry from Corstorphine hill. Salmonberry is an incredibly fast-growing invasive plant species which is native to...

read more
Inclusion Courses

Inclusion Courses

The Region will be running two autism workshops in early 2020 to support our local leaders. The workshops will be supported by the National Autistic Society Scotland and will provide an opportunity to share and explore strategies for supporting young people with...

read more
2nd Haddington Explorer Scouts Bushcraft & Survival Weekend

2nd Haddington Explorer Scouts Bushcraft & Survival Weekend

On Friday 4th October the 2nd Haddington Explorers ventured out to the idyllic location of Bolton Muir Woods, where we spent the weekend wild camping.When everyone arrived, we spread out and found their ideal location to pitch their tents and hang their hammocks.Task...

read more
Edinburgh Gang Show 2020

Edinburgh Gang Show 2020

The Edinburgh Gang Show is a large-scale variety show that is presented annually at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh in November. The cast is made up entirely of 250 young people from South East Scotland Scouts and Girlguiding Edinburgh and is supported by over 100 adult...

read more
LONGCRAIG – Planning into 2020 and beyond: Can you help?

LONGCRAIG – Planning into 2020 and beyond: Can you help?

Following on from last month’s newsletter, we now have some more details of the sorts of roles and activities that we are seeking additional volunteers for. Water skills instructors/leaders: Anyone who holds a recognised paddle-sport, sailing or powerboating...

read more
Volunteering at Bonaly Scout Centre

Volunteering at Bonaly Scout Centre

The Active Support Unit volunteers are the unsung heroes of Bonaly Scout Centre. They run the tuck shop, provide catering, do the gardening, sort out the recycling, repair just about anything and help keep the place looking great. Our ASU maintenance teem meet up on...

read more
Safeguarding Update

Safeguarding Update

Policy: It is the policy of the Scouts to safeguard the welfare of all young people by protecting them from neglect and from physical, sexual and emotional harm. All members have a duty to report concerns or suspicions and a right to do so in confidence and free from...

read more
It’s Important to Take Time to Talk

It’s Important to Take Time to Talk

6th February marks Time to Talk Day. Here Martin Elliot, Deputy District Commissioner in Craigalmond District talks about how facing mental ill-health has shown him the importance of openly talking about mental health.  Mental health problems affect one in four...

read more
East Lothian Scout District’s Information Events

East Lothian Scout District’s Information Events

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...

read more
Looking back to 2019 and looking forwards to 2020

Looking back to 2019 and looking forwards to 2020

Happy New Year, everyone! Thanks to every one of you who made 2019 brilliant for our young people and are now planning on making 2020 ever better!So here’s to another year of fun and adventure, trying new things, getting back up and trying again, finding things we...

read more
Safeguarding Update

Are you up to date with your safety training?

Did you know that all leaders have to do a mandatory Safety training course – and keep it up to date? But it could not be easier! It must be done online and it takes only 30 minutes to do the online course. We believe that the key to successfully improving safety in...

read more
Simon Cocker New Deputy Regional Commissioner

Simon Cocker New Deputy Regional Commissioner

"I am delighted to welcome Simon as our new Deputy Regional Commissioner. Simon’s long term interest in outdoor activities means that he will be able to assist our leaders develop and run more outdoor activities and camps in their sections as well as special Regional...

read more

Upcoming Events

Wed 26

Advanced Navigation

Wed 26 February @ 19:00 - 21:00
Thu 27

First Response Refresher

Thu 27 February @ 19:00 - 20:00
Mar 01

Safeguarding Workshop

Sun 1 March @ 14:00 - 16:30
Mar 04

Hillwalking – Emergency Procedures

Wed 4 March @ 19:00 - 21:00
Mar 11

Advanced Navigation (micro & night)

Wed 11 March @ 19:00 - 21:00