South East Scotland Scouts logoEAST LOTHIAN DISTRICT

One of seven Districts in South East Scotland Region

Badge of 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 this year is the year for you to accept a new challenge, then come along and visit one of the East Lothian Scout District’s Groups.

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 700 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 Groups 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!