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One of seven Districts in South East Scotland Region

Badge of Braid District


One of seven Districts in South East Scotland Region

Badge of Braid District

Braid District covers the geographical area of Blackford, Newington, Gilmerton, Morningside, Greenbank, Buckstone, Fairmilehead and Liberton.  It is responsible for the Scout Groups and Explorer Units in the District.

The District Commissioner is David Colley.

We display News items from the Borders here on the Regional site, but for full information please visit the Braid District website (opens in a new window).

Braid District website

Events for Braid

Jun 15

National Camping Competition for Scouts

Fri 15 June - Sun 17 June

Braid News

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...

YLs visit Manchester

On Saturday 3 February, I took four Young Leaders to Manchester to take part in the programme review and development day for the Young Leader Scheme. There were about 40 people, with majority of them being young people, and 10 Leaders all of whom are helping to...

WSJ journey begins

Almost 8 months ago the Jamboree journey began for the South East Scotland unit when our four Unit Leaders were selected from applicants across Scotland. Leading the unit is Alan Gibson who is an Assistant Explorer Scout Leader with South Morningside Explorer Scout...

Special Visitors for Braid District

Braid District's Cartoon Cub Camp was visited by two of the Chief Commissioners and a number of local MSPs checked in with both the Cubs and Scouts.   Cubs from Braid District got together where they watched and created cartoons, and participated in various...

157th Braid Scouts Clean Up!

The 157th Braid Scouts have been making an impact in their local community, working in partnership with the Scottish Waterways Trust. The Scottish Waterways Trust works to create brighter futures for people, wildlife and communities along Scotland's canals.  In March...

Could you be your District’s first ADC for Youth Involvement?

Are you passionate about helping young people shape Scouting in partnership with adults?  Then this could be the role for you! This is a new and exciting role in each District in South East Scotland. A key pillar of the Vision 2018 is that Scouting will be shaped by...

162nd Braid Enjoy an Autumn Camp at Auchengillan

John Knox - GSL at the 162nd Braid - fills us in on their adventure to Auchengillan. Sunrise at Auchengillan is magical at this time of the year. The hills, the trees, the fading grass, the stone walls, all are drenched in golden light.  The Scouts under canvas, the...

YLs in Sections – Braid

Young Leaders with Beavers, Cubs and Scouts Young Leaders are an extremely useful resource for the younger sections.  The experience of being a Young Leader is also extremely rewarding, particularly if all the training is completed, and Young Leaders are one of our...

Congratulations to Robbie – Meritorious Conduct Award

We're really pleased to tell you about the fantastic achievement of Robbie - a Scout in the 77th Braid Scout Group. Robbie, who is from North Berwick, has been awarded the Medal for Meritorious Conduct which was presented by the Chief Commissioner for Scotland Graham...