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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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Getting Everyone Back Together Safely

Getting Everyone Back Together Safely

As lockdown measures start to ease, UK Scouts/SHQ are working with youth sector partners and other Government bodies to understand what a safe return to face to face Scouts may look like when the readiness level reduces from red. A framework and set of guidance on how...

read more
Thirsty Trees

Thirsty Trees

Did you know, our trees, especially newly planted trees, need to be watered regularly? Did you know that, once planted, there is no-one with specific responsibility for watering trees? Did you know that climate change appears to be impacting our rainfall – in Scotland...

read more
Keeping on Scouting

Keeping on Scouting

It’s been great to see so many Groups and Sections continuing to provide “virtual Scouting” during this difficult period – here are just a few highlights. Lauderdale Scout Group presenting Top Awards Virtually Lauderdale Scout Group have been presenting Top Awards...

read more
More on “DofE canoe expedition training…”

More on “DofE canoe expedition training…”

As highlighted in last month’s newsletter, the Coronavirus lockdown hasn’t stopped a group of 16 Explorers from Craigalmond, Braid, Pentland and West Lothian Districts starting the training for their Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) expeditions by canoe…online.  It came...

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Scoutcast

Scout Radio are running Scoutcast shows for Beavers and Cubs on Tuesday nights at 18:30 with the aim to keep young people scouting if their leaders are unable to or if they want to do more activities.  You can catch up with all the previous shows...

read more

Regional Adult Training Update

The virtual training offered over the last couple of months has proved to be really popular – it solves problems some leaders had with issues such as transport, travelling time and distance, and childcare. The trainers are also getting better with Zoom – it seems...

read more

Regional Funds

Good news! Did you know that the Region are able to support, through funds provided by donations and legacies, a range of activities and projects, including: International Expeditions via the Lyburn Trust Attendance at Jamborees including Blair Atholl Supporting young...

read more

Introducing Cathy Southworth

In this article, Cathy Southworth, Section Assistant (Hillwalking) at 25th Braid and Hillwalking Assessor, South East Region describes her journey to leading Scouts in the Scottish Mountains.“The mountains are calling and I must go” – John Muir It was one of those...

read more

Continuing to Camp Virtually

During June, there were a couple of Virtual Camps at a Regional and District Level.  South East Scotland Scouts LongestDay SleepOutSaturday 20th June was the Longest Day of the year so we wanted to ensure our young people and adults/leaders got the opportunity to take...

read more

Gang Show – Looking Back and Looking Forward

Unfortunately, the 2020 Edinburgh Gang Show has been cancelled for the first time since it started 60 years ago – we are planning a Virtual Performance – in the meantime you can enjoy some memories of last year’s 60th Gang Show in the video below.Scott WalkerEdinburgh...

read more
Longcraig Scout Centre Update July 2020

Longcraig Scout Centre Update July 2020

COVID update Like all other activity centres, Longcraig has had to temporarily stop activities and any meetings with our members, until instructed otherwise. That looks like being for a while further yet, as Scotland very slowly climbs out of Lockdown one small step...

read more
Ken Thomson Memorial Fund

Ken Thomson Memorial Fund

Ken Thomson, Vice President in South East Scotland Region and previous Chair of the Scottish Board, passed away on 20th May 2020 Ken will remain in our memories for ever. He was a friend and mentor to the many people he encountered throughout his Scouting life, in his...

read more
Ken Thomson Memorial Fund

Ken Thomson – Gone Home

We all heard, with great sadness that Ken Thomson, Vice President in South East Scotland Region and previous Chair of the Scottish Board, passed away on 20th May 2020. Alan Willoughby has provided the attached story of Ken's truly remarkable Scouting career Ken’s...

read more
Message from the Regional Commissioner

Message from the Regional Commissioner

It's Volunteers' Week and I would like to say a massive thank you to all 2,017 adult volunteers in the South East Region. Whether you teach our young people new skills, manage and train our leaders, support our Groups, Districts or Region, or do one of the myriad of...

read more
Adult Training Update

Adult Training Update

Update on First Response   Many of you will have seen the update from Gilwell regarding First Response certificates that expire during lockdown – in-short they are to be considered valid for a period of 6 months following the resumption of face to face scouting....

read more
Wildfire Explorers – Where’s Wally

Wildfire Explorers – Where’s Wally

When the coronavirus crisis first hit us, we did not know what to do. Our social lives that we depended on so much had been stripped off us. But luckily our explorer leaders came to the rescue. They set up an online chat which enabled us to socialise with our friends...

read more

Upcoming Events

Sep 19

Achieving Growth

Sat 19 September @ 10:00 - 17:00
Sep 20

Cancelled – First Response, Full Course

Sun 20 September @ 10:00 - 16:30
Sep 20

Meeting the Challenges

Sun 20 September @ 10:00 - 17:00
Oct 04

Cancelled – First Response, Refresher

Sun 4 October @ 10:00 - 13:00
Oct 25

Cancelled – First Response, Full Course

Sun 25 October @ 10:00 - 16:30

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Getting Everyone Back Together Safely

Getting Everyone Back Together Safely

As lockdown measures start to ease, UK Scouts/SHQ are working with youth sector partners and other Government bodies to understand what a safe return to face to face Scouts may look like when the readiness level reduces from red. A framework and set of guidance on how...

read more
Thirsty Trees

Thirsty Trees

Did you know, our trees, especially newly planted trees, need to be watered regularly? Did you know that, once planted, there is no-one with specific responsibility for watering trees? Did you know that climate change appears to be impacting our rainfall – in Scotland...

read more
Keeping on Scouting

Keeping on Scouting

It’s been great to see so many Groups and Sections continuing to provide “virtual Scouting” during this difficult period – here are just a few highlights. Lauderdale Scout Group presenting Top Awards Virtually Lauderdale Scout Group have been presenting Top Awards...

read more
More on “DofE canoe expedition training…”

More on “DofE canoe expedition training…”

As highlighted in last month’s newsletter, the Coronavirus lockdown hasn’t stopped a group of 16 Explorers from Craigalmond, Braid, Pentland and West Lothian Districts starting the training for their Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) expeditions by canoe…online.  It came...

read more

Scoutcast

Scout Radio are running Scoutcast shows for Beavers and Cubs on Tuesday nights at 18:30 with the aim to keep young people scouting if their leaders are unable to or if they want to do more activities.  You can catch up with all the previous shows...

read more

Regional Adult Training Update

The virtual training offered over the last couple of months has proved to be really popular – it solves problems some leaders had with issues such as transport, travelling time and distance, and childcare. The trainers are also getting better with Zoom – it seems...

read more

Regional Funds

Good news! Did you know that the Region are able to support, through funds provided by donations and legacies, a range of activities and projects, including: International Expeditions via the Lyburn Trust Attendance at Jamborees including Blair Atholl Supporting young...

read more

Introducing Cathy Southworth

In this article, Cathy Southworth, Section Assistant (Hillwalking) at 25th Braid and Hillwalking Assessor, South East Region describes her journey to leading Scouts in the Scottish Mountains.“The mountains are calling and I must go” – John Muir It was one of those...

read more

Continuing to Camp Virtually

During June, there were a couple of Virtual Camps at a Regional and District Level.  South East Scotland Scouts LongestDay SleepOutSaturday 20th June was the Longest Day of the year so we wanted to ensure our young people and adults/leaders got the opportunity to take...

read more

Gang Show – Looking Back and Looking Forward

Unfortunately, the 2020 Edinburgh Gang Show has been cancelled for the first time since it started 60 years ago – we are planning a Virtual Performance – in the meantime you can enjoy some memories of last year’s 60th Gang Show in the video below.Scott WalkerEdinburgh...

read more
Longcraig Scout Centre Update July 2020

Longcraig Scout Centre Update July 2020

COVID update Like all other activity centres, Longcraig has had to temporarily stop activities and any meetings with our members, until instructed otherwise. That looks like being for a while further yet, as Scotland very slowly climbs out of Lockdown one small step...

read more
Ken Thomson Memorial Fund

Ken Thomson Memorial Fund

Ken Thomson, Vice President in South East Scotland Region and previous Chair of the Scottish Board, passed away on 20th May 2020 Ken will remain in our memories for ever. He was a friend and mentor to the many people he encountered throughout his Scouting life, in his...

read more
Ken Thomson Memorial Fund

Ken Thomson – Gone Home

We all heard, with great sadness that Ken Thomson, Vice President in South East Scotland Region and previous Chair of the Scottish Board, passed away on 20th May 2020. Alan Willoughby has provided the attached story of Ken's truly remarkable Scouting career Ken’s...

read more
Message from the Regional Commissioner

Message from the Regional Commissioner

It's Volunteers' Week and I would like to say a massive thank you to all 2,017 adult volunteers in the South East Region. Whether you teach our young people new skills, manage and train our leaders, support our Groups, Districts or Region, or do one of the myriad of...

read more
Adult Training Update

Adult Training Update

Update on First Response   Many of you will have seen the update from Gilwell regarding First Response certificates that expire during lockdown – in-short they are to be considered valid for a period of 6 months following the resumption of face to face scouting....

read more
Wildfire Explorers – Where’s Wally

Wildfire Explorers – Where’s Wally

When the coronavirus crisis first hit us, we did not know what to do. Our social lives that we depended on so much had been stripped off us. But luckily our explorer leaders came to the rescue. They set up an online chat which enabled us to socialise with our friends...

read more

Upcoming Events

Sep 19

Achieving Growth

Sat 19 September @ 10:00 - 17:00
Sep 20

Cancelled – First Response, Full Course

Sun 20 September @ 10:00 - 16:30
Sep 20

Meeting the Challenges

Sun 20 September @ 10:00 - 17:00
Oct 04

Cancelled – First Response, Refresher

Sun 4 October @ 10:00 - 13:00
Oct 25

Cancelled – First Response, Full Course

Sun 25 October @ 10:00 - 16:30