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One of seven Districts in South East Scotland Region

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EAST LOTHIAN DISTRICT

Badge of East Lothian District

One of seven Districts in South East Scotland Region

East Lothian District covers the area of the local authority of East Lothian Council.  It is responsible for the Scout Groups (each of which includes Beavers, Cubs and Scouts) and Explorer Units in the District.

The District Commissioner is Hilary Cartwright.

If 2020 is the year for you to accept a new challenge, then come along to one of the East Lothian Scout District’s Information Events

Scouting is thriving in the East Lothian District and we offer Scouting to nearly 1,000 young people aged 6-18 giving them “skills for life” to help them build their confidence and resilience, work as a team and contribute to their community and most importantly have fun doing so!

They are supported by over 200 adult volunteers in a wide variety of roles, both working directly with young people as well as behind the scenes.

We are looking for new adult volunteers to support our existing Scout teams as we currently have a waiting list of nearly 300 young people in East Lothian which is likely to increase due to the population growth in our area. Having more adults involved will ensure that we can respond to these challenges and continue to offer more young people the ability to try new experiences and have adventures such as camping, fire-lighting, climbing and abseiling, and yes, learn how to tie and use knots.

You don’t need to have any specific skills, or have been in scouting as a child or be like Bear Grylls to get involved. We have lots of different and flexible roles local to you which means you can give as little or as much time as you like, working with young people directly or behind the scenes.

We would love to be able to explain more about Scouting across East Lothian and the opportunities we have for you to get involved.  Please come along to one of the Scout Information Events listed below to learn more about your local Scout  group and discover how you can give young people the skills they need to succeed in life and how being part of the Scouting family can be as rewarding for you as it is for them.

We look forward to meeting you!

 

Scout Information Events

Location

Date

Time

Address of Event

Haddington

19th Jan

2pm-3pm

Haddington Scout Hall, off Tynebank Road, Haddington, EH41 4DB

Tranent

21st Jan

7pm-8pm

Tranent Parish Church Hall, Church St, Tranent, EH33 1BX

Cockenzie

24th Jan

7pm-8pm

Cockenzie House, 22 Edinburgh Rd, Prestonpans, EH32 0HY

East Linton

26th Jan

2pm-3pm

East Linton Village Hall, 75 High St, East Linton, EH40 3BQ

North Berwick

27th Jan

7.30pm-8.30pm 

North Berwick Scout Hall, 53 St Baldreds Rd, North Berwick, EH39 4PY

Dunbar

29th Jan

6.45pm-7.45pm

Bleachingfield Centre, Countess Crescent, Dunbar, EH42 1DX

Pencaitland

30th Jan

7pm-8pm

The Carriage House, Pencaitland Parish Church, Pencaitland, EH34 5DL.

Longniddry

2nd Feb

2pm-3pm

Longniddry Scout Hall, Douglas Rd, Longniddry, EH32 0LE

Musselburgh

25th Feb

7pm-8pm

Inveresk Church Hall, 21A Dalrymple Loan, Musselburgh, EH21 7DH

East Lothian News

East Lothian Scout District’s Information Events

If 2020 is the year for you to accept a new challenge, then come along to one of the East Lothian Scout Districts’ Information Events Scouting is thriving in the East Lothian District and we offer Scouting to nearly 1,000 young people aged 6-18 giving them “skills for...

Welcome to our new District Commissioner for East Lothian

Hilary Cartwright I am a volunteer that had absolutely no relevant previous Scouting experience or Scouting skills 10 years ago. I found my way into Scouting in North Berwick like many volunteers do by stepping forward to ensure a section didn't close, so my sons'...

A busy night at Cubs learning to tie the Reef Knot and Round Lashing

A busy night at Longniddry Cubs learning to tie the Reef Knot and Round Lashing. The Cubs then had to capture an escaped lizard, make a flagpole higher than the Bowling Club's one, drop a tennis ball into a space on the roof and make a 4 metre selfie stick! As you do!

Another successful sleepover for Pencaitland Beavers!

Despite the wet weather, the 6th Annual Pencaitland Beaver Sleepover went ahead on 9 August at the Carriage House in Pencaitland. Thirteen beavers, some of them spending their first night away from home, bunked down at the Carriage House after an evening comprising a...

Iain Gray, MSP for East Lothian visits East Lothian Beavers

Iain has risen to the challenge and has agreed to complete the Scouts Scotland Youth Advocacy Award which is an award from Scouts Scotland exclusively for MSPs who are committed to raising issues related to young people in the Scottish Parliament. He is working...

1st North Berwick Beavers and Cubs raise over £2,000 for Summer Camp

The 1st North Berwick Scout Group has been busy recently raising much needed funds towards its annual camp. The camp is taking place at PGL Dalguise in June. The 1st North Berwick Scout Group needed to raise money towards the cost of transport to and from the camp as...

Super Summer for North Berwick Bear Cubs

The 1st North Berwick Bear Cubs had a fun filled, action packed summer term spending most of their sessions outside. They visited the North Berwick RNLI station where the RNLI volunteers spoke about the work they do and the equipment they use. The Cubs learnt how to...

East Lothian YL Training – a fresh start

Assault courses, tying themselves in knots and lots of biscuits are some of what the Young Leaders in East Lothian were up against. They all came out on a snowy Sunday to learn how they could take their Young Leader skills to the next levels with some Module A and E...