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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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Thanks to Mike and Simon and Welcome to Kirstie

Thanks to Mike and Simon and Welcome to Kirstie

As reported in last month’s Newsletter, our new Scouting Support Officer is Kirstie Armsworth who will commence in role from 5th July 2021. Kirstie’s details are as follows:  Email: kirstie.armsworth@sesscouts.org.uk  Tel: 07710 703 372 Kirstie will take over from...

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Bonaly Scout Centre Update July 2021

Bonaly Scout Centre Update July 2021

Scouting returns to Bonaly   Now that we are allowed to offer camping at the Centre it’s been great to see a number of groups enjoying the facilities. The Pink Panther Explorers had a great camp at Bonaly a couple of weeks ago. Fraser Dunmore sad “it was amazing...

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SEEE Expeditions Successes

SEEE Expeditions Successes

The SEEE (South East Explorer Expedition) Team have completed an epic series of three Silver Qualifier and Gold Practice DofE hillwalking expeditions in June. Expedition 1 19 Explorers from Braid (Greenbank), Borders (Lauderdale & Tweedglen) & Craigalmond...

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31st Pentland Grow with new Beaver Section

31st Pentland Grow with new Beaver Section

As a relatively new Group Scout Leader at 31st Pentland I am delighted to report that we have managed to ‘buck the trend’ of declining numbers and let you know that we have not only managed to start up a second Beaver Colony, but also boost our numbers of leaders. We...

read more
Adult Training July 2021 Update

Adult Training July 2021 Update

So far this year a massive 480 leaders have taken part in training courses over Zoom, and that’s not including the numerous First Response sessions.    The next stage is validation, and the Leaders' Training Guide will let you know what needs to be done for each...

read more
Longcraig Scout Centre Update July 2021

Longcraig Scout Centre Update July 2021

Longcraig in the press again! Last Friday, 25th June, the Flying Scotsman steam engine hauled a trainload of railway enthusiasts and trippers from Edinburgh across the Forth Bridge, to a circular tour of Fie and then back to Edinburgh. Three trips were operated, and...

read more
Edinburgh Gang Show 2021 – Cancelled

Edinburgh Gang Show 2021 – Cancelled

Despite the ongoing gradual return of face-to-face meetings and our strong desire to stage a show this year, current Scouts and Girlguiding rules regarding organising large events, and the likelihood of these being eased in sufficient time, the Management Team...

read more
Join in the Celebrations for Beavers’ 35th Birthday

Join in the Celebrations for Beavers’ 35th Birthday

Beaver Scouts officially became part of the Scout Association on the 1st of April 1986. That makes Beavers an incredible 35 years old this year! This Summer, we’d like you to join us in celebrating Beavers’ 35th Birthday with 35 exciting challenges and activities. You...

read more
Squirrels are Coming

Squirrels are Coming

You will have hopefully seen by now that the Scouting will soon be getting a new section with the introduction of Squirrels, focussed on early years ages 4 and 5. The introduction of Squirrels follows on from the commitment in the Skills for Life Strategy released by...

read more

South East Scotland Scouting Stories

Melrose Scouts RaftingOn Sunday 6th June, Melrose Scouts held a rafting event on the River Tweed just outside Melrose. The Scouts had spent two of their summer term weekly sessions building and decorating their rafts. On the day itself they were supported by Malcolm...

read more
Get Back Together Safely – Latest Updates

Get Back Together Safely – Latest Updates

Updated youth work guidance took effect from 18th June, removing the upper limit of 30 for both indoor and outdoor Scouting. The updated guidance says that “following a risk assessment, a space-based approach should be taken in line with capacity guidance. Numbers...

read more
Adult Training July 2021 Update

Adult Training June 2021 Update

Well, the summer holidays are fast approaching, and I hope everyone will be able to take a break, whether a vacation or a staycation, and hopefully relax and recharge the batteries. I know there’s some concern around the time limit for Wood Badges, and I’d like to put...

read more
Update on First Response Training

Update on First Response Training

With restrictions easing and the return of face-to-face Scouting activity it’s important that we have at least one qualified first aid volunteer present at any meeting. To ensure we were prepared for this we have spent the last 4 months running First Response...

read more
SEEE DofE Events – Borders

SEEE DofE Events – Borders

D of E has normally been completed in the Scottish Borders District through the schools but a couple of years ago we decided to get some leaders though their expedition assessors’ course and start running our own expeditions and awards.   Then Covid happened! Our...

read more
South East Scotland Scouting Stories

South East Scotland Scouting Stories

1st Musselburgh ScoutsAs 1st Musselburgh Scouts emerge from Covid lockdown, local Scout Leaders Richard Maltman and Andrew Horrell brought together a “socially distanced” exhibition of work done by the troop during lockdown. This event was open to family members and...

read more

Longcraig Scout Centre Update June 2021

As of June 1st, it is officially summer! Although not much sign of it, following the frostiest, but driest, April for many years, we then had the wettest and perhaps coldest May for many years! Hardly conducive to water activities, but the last few days of May have...

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Thanks to Mike and Simon and Welcome to Kirstie

Thanks to Mike and Simon and Welcome to Kirstie

As reported in last month’s Newsletter, our new Scouting Support Officer is Kirstie Armsworth who will commence in role from 5th July 2021. Kirstie’s details are as follows:  Email: kirstie.armsworth@sesscouts.org.uk  Tel: 07710 703 372 Kirstie will take over from...

read more
Bonaly Scout Centre Update July 2021

Bonaly Scout Centre Update July 2021

Scouting returns to Bonaly   Now that we are allowed to offer camping at the Centre it’s been great to see a number of groups enjoying the facilities. The Pink Panther Explorers had a great camp at Bonaly a couple of weeks ago. Fraser Dunmore sad “it was amazing...

read more
SEEE Expeditions Successes

SEEE Expeditions Successes

The SEEE (South East Explorer Expedition) Team have completed an epic series of three Silver Qualifier and Gold Practice DofE hillwalking expeditions in June. Expedition 1 19 Explorers from Braid (Greenbank), Borders (Lauderdale & Tweedglen) & Craigalmond...

read more
31st Pentland Grow with new Beaver Section

31st Pentland Grow with new Beaver Section

As a relatively new Group Scout Leader at 31st Pentland I am delighted to report that we have managed to ‘buck the trend’ of declining numbers and let you know that we have not only managed to start up a second Beaver Colony, but also boost our numbers of leaders. We...

read more
Adult Training July 2021 Update

Adult Training July 2021 Update

So far this year a massive 480 leaders have taken part in training courses over Zoom, and that’s not including the numerous First Response sessions.    The next stage is validation, and the Leaders' Training Guide will let you know what needs to be done for each...

read more
Longcraig Scout Centre Update July 2021

Longcraig Scout Centre Update July 2021

Longcraig in the press again! Last Friday, 25th June, the Flying Scotsman steam engine hauled a trainload of railway enthusiasts and trippers from Edinburgh across the Forth Bridge, to a circular tour of Fie and then back to Edinburgh. Three trips were operated, and...

read more
Edinburgh Gang Show 2021 – Cancelled

Edinburgh Gang Show 2021 – Cancelled

Despite the ongoing gradual return of face-to-face meetings and our strong desire to stage a show this year, current Scouts and Girlguiding rules regarding organising large events, and the likelihood of these being eased in sufficient time, the Management Team...

read more
Join in the Celebrations for Beavers’ 35th Birthday

Join in the Celebrations for Beavers’ 35th Birthday

Beaver Scouts officially became part of the Scout Association on the 1st of April 1986. That makes Beavers an incredible 35 years old this year! This Summer, we’d like you to join us in celebrating Beavers’ 35th Birthday with 35 exciting challenges and activities. You...

read more
Squirrels are Coming

Squirrels are Coming

You will have hopefully seen by now that the Scouting will soon be getting a new section with the introduction of Squirrels, focussed on early years ages 4 and 5. The introduction of Squirrels follows on from the commitment in the Skills for Life Strategy released by...

read more

South East Scotland Scouting Stories

Melrose Scouts RaftingOn Sunday 6th June, Melrose Scouts held a rafting event on the River Tweed just outside Melrose. The Scouts had spent two of their summer term weekly sessions building and decorating their rafts. On the day itself they were supported by Malcolm...

read more
Get Back Together Safely – Latest Updates

Get Back Together Safely – Latest Updates

Updated youth work guidance took effect from 18th June, removing the upper limit of 30 for both indoor and outdoor Scouting. The updated guidance says that “following a risk assessment, a space-based approach should be taken in line with capacity guidance. Numbers...

read more
Adult Training July 2021 Update

Adult Training June 2021 Update

Well, the summer holidays are fast approaching, and I hope everyone will be able to take a break, whether a vacation or a staycation, and hopefully relax and recharge the batteries. I know there’s some concern around the time limit for Wood Badges, and I’d like to put...

read more
Update on First Response Training

Update on First Response Training

With restrictions easing and the return of face-to-face Scouting activity it’s important that we have at least one qualified first aid volunteer present at any meeting. To ensure we were prepared for this we have spent the last 4 months running First Response...

read more
SEEE DofE Events – Borders

SEEE DofE Events – Borders

D of E has normally been completed in the Scottish Borders District through the schools but a couple of years ago we decided to get some leaders though their expedition assessors’ course and start running our own expeditions and awards.   Then Covid happened! Our...

read more
South East Scotland Scouting Stories

South East Scotland Scouting Stories

1st Musselburgh ScoutsAs 1st Musselburgh Scouts emerge from Covid lockdown, local Scout Leaders Richard Maltman and Andrew Horrell brought together a “socially distanced” exhibition of work done by the troop during lockdown. This event was open to family members and...

read more

Longcraig Scout Centre Update June 2021

As of June 1st, it is officially summer! Although not much sign of it, following the frostiest, but driest, April for many years, we then had the wettest and perhaps coldest May for many years! Hardly conducive to water activities, but the last few days of May have...

read more