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Scouting News

March Madness

Fun for all Explorers and Young Leaders 28-29 March 2015 11.30am Saturday to 1pm Sunday Bonaly Outdoor Centre, Edinburgh Come experience the wider adventure of Scouting as Explorer Scouts and Young Leaders from all across South East Scotland Region gather together for...

Zodiac Plus Award

The Zodiac Plus Award is available to Explorers and Network members.  Like the Zodiac Award for Scouts, it is about having fun camping at all times of the year and in all sorts of different places.Rules The Award is open to all Explorer Scouts and members of the Scout...

Zodiac Award 2014 Challenges

The Zodiac Award is open to all Scouts.  It is all about camping in different places all year round, and it is fun!  Full details are on the SHQ website: Zodiac Award. Each year there are some special challenges, and this year they are:   SHQ Commissioner Challenges...

Chilling out at Kielder

Dunbar Scouts survive Wintercamp at Kielder! Dunbar Scout Troop took 13 Scouts on their third visit to Wintercamp, three of the Scouts having attended each year. The Scouts enjoyed many activities from dodgems to backwoods cooking, tank driving to laser shooting. "We...

Kayaking Courses

Longcraig offers BCU 2 and 3 star courses, which are aimed at getting Scouts and Explorers qualified to gain proficiency badges. We are happy to discuss custom courses for groups, subject to a minimum number of 3 people and availability of staff. Please contact...

Saltire Awards

Volunteering for 12 to 25 year olds The Saltire Awards is a national award for young people aged 12 to 15.  It recognises the contribution of young volunteers across Scotland (not just in Scouting). It provides extra recognition for the many young people in Scouting...

FAQ about Scouting

What does Scouting cost?

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.