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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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Bonaly Update

Things have been a bit quieter for us at Bonaly during the Scout holidays, but we have still had over 650 people stay with us in August. We have been pleased to welcome groups from our region, elsewhere in Scotland, England, Poland, The Netherlands and Germany. Our...

read more

Longcraig at 50 – Come and join us for the Grand Finale!

LONGCRAIG’S ANNIVERSARY – THE GRAND FINALE! In this our 50th Anniversary Year, we are bringing the year’s celebrations to a close with a Fireworks on the Pier show. This was nominally outlined for September but for a number of really good reasons is now rescheduled to...

read more

Got a query about which way to go?

Information and support for leaders   Got a question you need an answer to in a hurry and you don’t know where to go? The “Information and Support” page  on the South East Scotland Scout website might be able to help. The page provides support to leaders and...

read more

Midlothian District Scouts, Adelboden, Switzerland 2019

On Wednesday 24th July, 11 Leaders, 16 Scouts and 16 Explorers from throughout Midlothian District set off for Adelboden, Switzerland.  We arrived safely after spending 28 hours travelling by coach and ferry. On Friday we enjoyed a leisurely walk to Engstligenalp...

read more

A proper expedition – not just tourists!

Two groups of Explorers formed from Braid and Craigalmond carried out an excellent DofE Gold expedition over four days at the end of August, walking from Corrour Station and completing their circular route at Rannoch.  One candidate unfortunately had to drop out on...

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Welcome to our new District Commissioner for East Lothian

Hilary Cartwright I am a volunteer that had absolutely no relevant previous Scouting experience or Scouting skills 10 years ago. I found my way into Scouting in North Berwick like many volunteers do by stepping forward to ensure a section didn't close, so my sons'...

read more

Edinburgh Gang Show is 60 – Making Memories!

The Diamond Jubilee Edinburgh Gang Show is the launch of the 60th year celebrations and these will continue until November 2020. As part of the celebrations, we are looking for 'Gang Show Memories.' If you have any photographs, newspaper clippings, old...

read more

Want to know more about stars and planets?

Then go to the Midlothian Science Festival  at Newbattle Abbey on Monday 7 October from 7-9pm. Five Scouts from 12th Midlothian (Dalkeith) Scout Troop are presenting a session on astronomy. The presentation has been put together with an astronomer from the Royal...

read more

Midlothian District Scouts, Adelboden, Switzerland 2019

On Wednesday 24 July, 11 Leaders, 16 Scouts and 16 Explorers from throughout Midlothian District set off for Adelboden, Switzerland.  We arrived safely after spending 28 hours travelling by coach and ferry. On Friday we enjoyed a leisurely walk to Engstligenalp where...

read more

A great Scouts Summer Camp 2019 at Ardtalnaig, Loch Tay

Our 2019 Summer Camp was held at one of our favourite sites on a greenfield site at Ardtalnaig on the south shore of Loch Tay.  On the Thursday evening we packed the van with hundreds of pieces of kit including the kitchen sink. We travelled on the Saturday morning in...

read more

Have fun and learn so much at Scoutfest, 13-15 September 2019

What’s ScoutFest? ScoutFest is Scouts Scotland’s festival for adult volunteers and Network Members held over a weekend in September at Scout Adventures Fordell Firs. It’s a great opportunity for attendees to catch up with friends, pick up some new programme ideas,...

read more

Gang Show update

Please keep a trip to the King’s Theatre in mind when planning your programme for the next Scouting year.For 87 years Gang Shows, all over the world, have brought young people and adults together to share in the fabulous experience of ‘putting on a show’. Last year...

read more

Come and assist us recruit more new leaders

Two great opportunities to meet potential adult volunteers   We have arranged to attend two Volunteer Fairs which are being held in Edinburgh in September and October. We are looking for additional support to assist us on the stalls to let potential volunteers...

read more

Grand Reunion

On a lovely summer day, 20th July, Longcraig welcomed many people through the doors  - new and old. New, because our current members brought along a few folks who might wish to help us out in the near future and pass on their skills they have learned in water sports....

read more

Upcoming Events

Oct 01

Annual Review and AGM

Tue 1 October @ 19:30 - 21:30
Oct 05

Trainer training

Sat 5 October @ 10:00 - Sun 6 October @ 16:00
Oct 06

First Response

Sun 6 October @ 10:00 - 16:30
Oct 06

First Response – Reserve List

Sun 6 October @ 10:00 - 16:30
Oct 06

Getting Started

Sun 6 October @ 14:30 - 17:00
Oct 08

Getting Started

Tue 8 October @ 18:30 - 21:00
Oct 13

First Response

Sun 13 October @ 10:00 - 16:30
Oct 13

First Response – Reserve List

Sun 13 October @ 10:00 - 16:30
Oct 15

Safeguarding Workshop

Tue 15 October @ 19:00 - 21:30
Oct 27

First Response – Refresher

Sun 27 October @ 09:00 - 12:00

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Bonaly Update

Things have been a bit quieter for us at Bonaly during the Scout holidays, but we have still had over 650 people stay with us in August. We have been pleased to welcome groups from our region, elsewhere in Scotland, England, Poland, The Netherlands and Germany. Our...

read more

Longcraig at 50 – Come and join us for the Grand Finale!

LONGCRAIG’S ANNIVERSARY – THE GRAND FINALE! In this our 50th Anniversary Year, we are bringing the year’s celebrations to a close with a Fireworks on the Pier show. This was nominally outlined for September but for a number of really good reasons is now rescheduled to...

read more

Got a query about which way to go?

Information and support for leaders   Got a question you need an answer to in a hurry and you don’t know where to go? The “Information and Support” page  on the South East Scotland Scout website might be able to help. The page provides support to leaders and...

read more

Midlothian District Scouts, Adelboden, Switzerland 2019

On Wednesday 24th July, 11 Leaders, 16 Scouts and 16 Explorers from throughout Midlothian District set off for Adelboden, Switzerland.  We arrived safely after spending 28 hours travelling by coach and ferry. On Friday we enjoyed a leisurely walk to Engstligenalp...

read more

A proper expedition – not just tourists!

Two groups of Explorers formed from Braid and Craigalmond carried out an excellent DofE Gold expedition over four days at the end of August, walking from Corrour Station and completing their circular route at Rannoch.  One candidate unfortunately had to drop out on...

read more

Welcome to our new District Commissioner for East Lothian

Hilary Cartwright I am a volunteer that had absolutely no relevant previous Scouting experience or Scouting skills 10 years ago. I found my way into Scouting in North Berwick like many volunteers do by stepping forward to ensure a section didn't close, so my sons'...

read more

Edinburgh Gang Show is 60 – Making Memories!

The Diamond Jubilee Edinburgh Gang Show is the launch of the 60th year celebrations and these will continue until November 2020. As part of the celebrations, we are looking for 'Gang Show Memories.' If you have any photographs, newspaper clippings, old...

read more

Want to know more about stars and planets?

Then go to the Midlothian Science Festival  at Newbattle Abbey on Monday 7 October from 7-9pm. Five Scouts from 12th Midlothian (Dalkeith) Scout Troop are presenting a session on astronomy. The presentation has been put together with an astronomer from the Royal...

read more

Midlothian District Scouts, Adelboden, Switzerland 2019

On Wednesday 24 July, 11 Leaders, 16 Scouts and 16 Explorers from throughout Midlothian District set off for Adelboden, Switzerland.  We arrived safely after spending 28 hours travelling by coach and ferry. On Friday we enjoyed a leisurely walk to Engstligenalp where...

read more

A great Scouts Summer Camp 2019 at Ardtalnaig, Loch Tay

Our 2019 Summer Camp was held at one of our favourite sites on a greenfield site at Ardtalnaig on the south shore of Loch Tay.  On the Thursday evening we packed the van with hundreds of pieces of kit including the kitchen sink. We travelled on the Saturday morning in...

read more

Have fun and learn so much at Scoutfest, 13-15 September 2019

What’s ScoutFest? ScoutFest is Scouts Scotland’s festival for adult volunteers and Network Members held over a weekend in September at Scout Adventures Fordell Firs. It’s a great opportunity for attendees to catch up with friends, pick up some new programme ideas,...

read more

Gang Show update

Please keep a trip to the King’s Theatre in mind when planning your programme for the next Scouting year.For 87 years Gang Shows, all over the world, have brought young people and adults together to share in the fabulous experience of ‘putting on a show’. Last year...

read more

Come and assist us recruit more new leaders

Two great opportunities to meet potential adult volunteers   We have arranged to attend two Volunteer Fairs which are being held in Edinburgh in September and October. We are looking for additional support to assist us on the stalls to let potential volunteers...

read more

Grand Reunion

On a lovely summer day, 20th July, Longcraig welcomed many people through the doors  - new and old. New, because our current members brought along a few folks who might wish to help us out in the near future and pass on their skills they have learned in water sports....

read more

Upcoming Events

Oct 01

Annual Review and AGM

Tue 1 October @ 19:30 - 21:30
Oct 05

Trainer training

Sat 5 October @ 10:00 - Sun 6 October @ 16:00
Oct 06

First Response

Sun 6 October @ 10:00 - 16:30
Oct 06

First Response – Reserve List

Sun 6 October @ 10:00 - 16:30
Oct 06

Getting Started

Sun 6 October @ 14:30 - 17:00
Oct 08

Getting Started

Tue 8 October @ 18:30 - 21:00
Oct 13

First Response

Sun 13 October @ 10:00 - 16:30
Oct 13

First Response – Reserve List

Sun 13 October @ 10:00 - 16:30
Oct 15

Safeguarding Workshop

Tue 15 October @ 19:00 - 21:30
Oct 27

First Response – Refresher

Sun 27 October @ 09:00 - 12:00