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News about Scouting in our Region

District Commissioner for Midlothian

Wanted - District Commissioner for Midlothian We now need a brilliant volunteer manager to take Scouting forward in Midlothian. As District Commissioner you will offer support to Scout Groups, while helping open new ones. You will manage adults, setting objectives and...

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Hillwalking training update

There has been an excellent response to last month's announcement of two complementary initiatives to provide training for Hillwalking permits (see original article). David Newton David, the DESC for Craigalmond, is going ahead with organising a Regional residential...

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Longcraig open for business

Longcraig is open for business! After a bit of a madcap winter caused by some very inclement weather for much of the period, we have now got most of the boats, kayaks and other equipment ready for use once again on the Firth of Forth. With a new online booking system,...

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Fraser gets QSA at Windsor

Chief Scout Bear Grylls recognises 300 young people as Scouting’s top achievers Fraser Dunmore of Craigalmond was one of 300 Queen’s Scouts being honoured by international adventurer Chief Scout, Bear Grylls, at Windsor Castle for gaining their Queen’s...

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MSP Kezia flies high at Bonaly

The South East Scotland Scouts Leadership team were very pleased to welcome Kezia Dugdale MSP to Bonaly Outdoor Centre at the end of April. Kezia was keen to learn more about the opportunities that Scouting provides to young people in the Lothians, which...

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Youth Approved Award for Region

This month the Region achieved its Foundation Youth Approved award from Scouts Scotland. We are over the moon with this award and shall be displaying it on most of our future comms and putting the certificate in the reception of Bonaly. For those of you not too...

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Danish Scouts visit

At the end of the very wintry month of March, a group of Danish Scouts came to Scotland to walk from Crianlarich to Fort William.  The nine Explorers (ages 13-15) and three leaders arrived carrying all their gear, carefully weighed to avoid...

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Training is fun

Meadows Explorer unit used a fun and effective way to prepare for their Explorer Belt.  Assistant Explorer Scout Leader Vikki McIntyre created an excellent interactive game for use with the whole Unit.  A full report was published in the recent edition of Scouting...

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RYAG visit Longcraig

On Saturday 22 April some members of the Regional Youth Advisory Group headed down to Longcraig on a fact-finding mission. We had two simple aims: How do we support Longcraig getting more Young People involved, and; How do we get more Young People interested in doing...

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Borders Brass Monkeys are 50

On Saturday 27 January 100 Scouts and Young Leaders arrived at Kelso racecourse ready for the Brass Monkey camp, and to celebrate 50 years since these started in the Borders. In 1968 Jack Robb, the DC of Roxburghshire, decided to run a one-night camp to challenge the...

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District Commissioner for Midlothian

District Commissioner for Midlothian

Wanted - District Commissioner for Midlothian We now need a brilliant volunteer manager to take Scouting forward in Midlothian. As District Commissioner you will offer support to Scout Groups, while helping open new ones. You will manage adults, setting objectives and...

read more
Hillwalking training update

Hillwalking training update

There has been an excellent response to last month's announcement of two complementary initiatives to provide training for Hillwalking permits (see original article). David Newton David, the DESC for Craigalmond, is going ahead with organising a Regional residential...

read more
Longcraig open for business

Longcraig open for business

Longcraig is open for business! After a bit of a madcap winter caused by some very inclement weather for much of the period, we have now got most of the boats, kayaks and other equipment ready for use once again on the Firth of Forth. With a new online booking system,...

read more
Fraser gets QSA at Windsor

Fraser gets QSA at Windsor

Chief Scout Bear Grylls recognises 300 young people as Scouting’s top achievers Fraser Dunmore of Craigalmond was one of 300 Queen’s Scouts being honoured by international adventurer Chief Scout, Bear Grylls, at Windsor Castle for gaining their Queen’s...

read more
MSP Kezia flies high at Bonaly

MSP Kezia flies high at Bonaly

The South East Scotland Scouts Leadership team were very pleased to welcome Kezia Dugdale MSP to Bonaly Outdoor Centre at the end of April. Kezia was keen to learn more about the opportunities that Scouting provides to young people in the Lothians, which...

read more
Youth Approved Award for Region

Youth Approved Award for Region

This month the Region achieved its Foundation Youth Approved award from Scouts Scotland. We are over the moon with this award and shall be displaying it on most of our future comms and putting the certificate in the reception of Bonaly. For those of you not too...

read more
Danish Scouts visit

Danish Scouts visit

At the end of the very wintry month of March, a group of Danish Scouts came to Scotland to walk from Crianlarich to Fort William.  The nine Explorers (ages 13-15) and three leaders arrived carrying all their gear, carefully weighed to avoid...

read more
Training is fun

Training is fun

Meadows Explorer unit used a fun and effective way to prepare for their Explorer Belt.  Assistant Explorer Scout Leader Vikki McIntyre created an excellent interactive game for use with the whole Unit.  A full report was published in the recent edition of Scouting...

read more
RYAG visit Longcraig

RYAG visit Longcraig

On Saturday 22 April some members of the Regional Youth Advisory Group headed down to Longcraig on a fact-finding mission. We had two simple aims: How do we support Longcraig getting more Young People involved, and; How do we get more Young People interested in doing...

read more
Borders Brass Monkeys are 50

Borders Brass Monkeys are 50

On Saturday 27 January 100 Scouts and Young Leaders arrived at Kelso racecourse ready for the Brass Monkey camp, and to celebrate 50 years since these started in the Borders. In 1968 Jack Robb, the DC of Roxburghshire, decided to run a one-night camp to challenge the...

read more

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