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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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Edinburgh Gang Show 2019 – the 60th show!

Edinburgh Gang Show 2019 - the 60th show!  The Edinburgh Gang Show is a large scale variety show presented annually at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh. The show regularly features over 250 young people from South East Scotland Scouts and Girlguiding Edinburgh and is...

read more

It’s not always easy but we want to make everyone welcome

In Scouting, we believe everyone, regardless of their additional needs, should be able to participate in Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers, just like these Beavers having fun at Bonaly. With the right support, there is no reason why a young autistic person cannot...

read more

Longcraig 50th Anniversary activities roll on!

And do you know the date when Bear Grylls, the Chief Scout, visited Longcraig? We have amassed well over 100 photos of Longcraig Scout Centre and the people involved in the Centre over the 50 years. These are all being collated and will shortly be available to look...

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Fifty Cubs from Durham visit Edinburgh and have a great time!

Fifty Cubs from Durham City District came up by coach for their District Camp at Bonaly Scout Centre in Edinburgh. On Saturday we woke up to snow followed by lots of rain, but the Cubs weren't going to be put off by that.  Having started to plan the route on Friday...

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My dream job!!

When I first started camping at Bonaly, Jack Cuthill was in charge and trek carts were the primary means of transport.  Fortunately, my Troop, the 134th Craiglockhart had bought an ex-army radio cart with suspension which could be pushed and pulled by 4 people.  This...

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How long have you been a leader?

If it is between 1 and 5 years, are you due to have a quiet talk with your GSL or manager about your work and how we can support you? We know that some people have never had a review. We also know that most people work better if they have, from time to time, the...

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You could get a hill walking permit too!

We now have a great team of Regional Assessors to help leaders prepare for and be assessed for permits for adventurous activities. Here’s what three of our leaders, Janet, Hector (pictured above) and David, thought about their assessment by Peter Casebow, one of our...

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Shaping the Region’s Future

Late last year, a number of volunteers from across the Region took part in a series of consultation workshops under the banner “Shaping Scouting in South East Scotland”.  These were set up to help the new Regional Leadership Team (led by Margery Naylor, Regional...

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Mike Sims

The sad and sudden death of Mike Sims at the age of 62 occurred recently. Mike came from a Scouting family. His parents, Gordon and Maida, were active over a long period with Gordon serving as DC of Inverleith for 18 years and Maida being CSL at the 23rd. Gordon was...

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One Year On… and it’s been a good year

The One Year On event held on 28 Feb 2019 showed us how far our Region has travelled since our earlier event (known as the ‘January Jolly’) in 2018. We wanted to give people a sense of what’s been achieved at Regional level in the past year and our plans for the...

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Craigalmond District Training Weekend – a great success!

Over the weekend 22nd-24th February, Craigalmond District held their annual training event at Bonaly Scout Centre. The event was attended by over 80 adults from throughout the District and offered a range of training. It was run on a drop-in basis with some...

read more

Medal Joy for one of our Scout Leaders

Michael Stevenson an Assistant Beaver Leader at the 26th (Craigsbank) Craigalmond Scout Group, has just returned from the Special Olympics World Games held in Abu Dhabi as a member of the Special Olympics Great Britain team. Michael competed in the Ten Pin Bowling...

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Longcraig Scout Centre Anniversary Funding starts to roll in!

One of our main objectives for 2019 is to ensure that we provide a memorable and worthwhile series of events and activities to celebrate our 50 years of operation. A second objective is to achieve this, without adding any cost burden on to our users – the scouts and...

read more

Upcoming Events

Jun 04

Getting Started

Tue 4 June @ 18:30 - 21:00
Jun 09

Safeguarding Workshop

Sun 9 June @ 14:00 - 16:30
Jun 12

Safeguarding Workshop

Wed 12 June @ 19:00 - 21:30
Jun 16

First Response

Sun 16 June @ 10:00 - 16:30
Jun 17

Safeguarding Workshop

Mon 17 June @ 19:00 - 21:30

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Edinburgh Gang Show 2019 – the 60th show!

Edinburgh Gang Show 2019 - the 60th show!  The Edinburgh Gang Show is a large scale variety show presented annually at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh. The show regularly features over 250 young people from South East Scotland Scouts and Girlguiding Edinburgh and is...

read more

It’s not always easy but we want to make everyone welcome

In Scouting, we believe everyone, regardless of their additional needs, should be able to participate in Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers, just like these Beavers having fun at Bonaly. With the right support, there is no reason why a young autistic person cannot...

read more

Longcraig 50th Anniversary activities roll on!

And do you know the date when Bear Grylls, the Chief Scout, visited Longcraig? We have amassed well over 100 photos of Longcraig Scout Centre and the people involved in the Centre over the 50 years. These are all being collated and will shortly be available to look...

read more

Fifty Cubs from Durham visit Edinburgh and have a great time!

Fifty Cubs from Durham City District came up by coach for their District Camp at Bonaly Scout Centre in Edinburgh. On Saturday we woke up to snow followed by lots of rain, but the Cubs weren't going to be put off by that.  Having started to plan the route on Friday...

read more

My dream job!!

When I first started camping at Bonaly, Jack Cuthill was in charge and trek carts were the primary means of transport.  Fortunately, my Troop, the 134th Craiglockhart had bought an ex-army radio cart with suspension which could be pushed and pulled by 4 people.  This...

read more

How long have you been a leader?

If it is between 1 and 5 years, are you due to have a quiet talk with your GSL or manager about your work and how we can support you? We know that some people have never had a review. We also know that most people work better if they have, from time to time, the...

read more

You could get a hill walking permit too!

We now have a great team of Regional Assessors to help leaders prepare for and be assessed for permits for adventurous activities. Here’s what three of our leaders, Janet, Hector (pictured above) and David, thought about their assessment by Peter Casebow, one of our...

read more

Shaping the Region’s Future

Late last year, a number of volunteers from across the Region took part in a series of consultation workshops under the banner “Shaping Scouting in South East Scotland”.  These were set up to help the new Regional Leadership Team (led by Margery Naylor, Regional...

read more

Mike Sims

The sad and sudden death of Mike Sims at the age of 62 occurred recently. Mike came from a Scouting family. His parents, Gordon and Maida, were active over a long period with Gordon serving as DC of Inverleith for 18 years and Maida being CSL at the 23rd. Gordon was...

read more

One Year On… and it’s been a good year

The One Year On event held on 28 Feb 2019 showed us how far our Region has travelled since our earlier event (known as the ‘January Jolly’) in 2018. We wanted to give people a sense of what’s been achieved at Regional level in the past year and our plans for the...

read more

Craigalmond District Training Weekend – a great success!

Over the weekend 22nd-24th February, Craigalmond District held their annual training event at Bonaly Scout Centre. The event was attended by over 80 adults from throughout the District and offered a range of training. It was run on a drop-in basis with some...

read more

Medal Joy for one of our Scout Leaders

Michael Stevenson an Assistant Beaver Leader at the 26th (Craigsbank) Craigalmond Scout Group, has just returned from the Special Olympics World Games held in Abu Dhabi as a member of the Special Olympics Great Britain team. Michael competed in the Ten Pin Bowling...

read more

Longcraig Scout Centre Anniversary Funding starts to roll in!

One of our main objectives for 2019 is to ensure that we provide a memorable and worthwhile series of events and activities to celebrate our 50 years of operation. A second objective is to achieve this, without adding any cost burden on to our users – the scouts and...

read more

Upcoming Events

Jun 04

Getting Started

Tue 4 June @ 18:30 - 21:00
Jun 09

Safeguarding Workshop

Sun 9 June @ 14:00 - 16:30
Jun 12

Safeguarding Workshop

Wed 12 June @ 19:00 - 21:30
Jun 16

First Response

Sun 16 June @ 10:00 - 16:30
Jun 17

Safeguarding Workshop

Mon 17 June @ 19:00 - 21:30