Fun and adventure for boys and girls 10½ to 14
Scouts are boys and girls aged 10½ to 14 who meet together to do lots of games, badges and activities, indoors and outdoors.
To find out more about Scouts see: Scouts (Scotland).
For information about the programme for Scouts, see the Scouts UK page: Scouts.
If you are a Cub and 10½ to 11, your Cub leaders should be able to arrange for you to move on to Scouts. Otherwise, to find a Scout troop near you, use our “Join Scouting!” link.
Parents and Carers
We encourage all parents and carers to take an active interest in what is going on with all sections, including Explorers. If you would like to help see our information for adult volunteers.
FAQ for sections
You should check with your section leader what you need and where to get it. Some sections arrange to sell uniform items directly to their members. Otherwise, if you are buying the uniform yourself, you can buy from the Midlothian District Scout Shop . Alternatively,...
The placement of badges on uniform varies between sections. The PDF diagrams below should help. Beavers Cubs Scouts Explorer Scouts Network Adult Leaders
Waiting lists vary from location to location. Please go to: Scouts UK website "Get involved!". Enter your postcode first, click "go", click "Yes, contact me", fill in your details and finally click "send". This information will be sent to a Scout contact in our Region...
Please go to the section information pages: Beavers Cubs Scouts Explorer Scouts Network
Prices vary from location to location. The usual practice is to collect this through a termly subscription with additional costs for activities, events, trips and camps. Speak with the local section leader to find out specific costs.
Our 2019 Summer Camp was held at one of our favourite sites on a greenfield site at Ardtalnaig on the south shore of Loch Tay. On the Thursday evening we packed the van with hundreds of pieces of kit including the kitchen sink. We travelled on the Saturday morning in...
Edinburgh Scouts support the Mains Christmas Lights switch on event. On Saturday 1st December the 30th Craigalmond Scouts spent the day making sure the event was successful. They helped put up tents, prepare the site to make sure everything went smoothly and...
by Mike Treanor, Scout Leader 82nd Cramond (Craigalmond) Scouts Our 2018 Summer Camp was held at Culzean Country Park Scout Camp in Ayrshire. Given the weather had been glorious for what seemed like months and months we were looking forward to a dry camp. On...
It’s been an exciting and busy year with lots of exciting opportunities for our young people and leaders across the region and here Diane Marshall, Deputy Regional Commissioner gives an update on some of the International Scouting that has been going on over the past...
An exciting and original project that has engaged Scouts for eight years – they keep wanting more! Continue Reading Auchindrain
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...
Badge support blogs for all sections on the Scouts UK website Continue Reading Badges
The Scottish Campsite Directory has been updated (April 2018) and is a useful resource. The UK directory, which lists some Scottish sites, is also available at UK Scout Campsite Directory .
Gang Show audition dates and information for Main Gang and Junior Gang. Continue Reading Gang Show auditions
In summer 2017, 65 Braid Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network and Leaders had a fantastic time at the Danish National Jamboree. Continue Reading Braid in Denmark 2017