The UK Scout Association is currently rolling out an extensive update to the Scout Programme, our awards and badge requirements. We'll be rolling out the changes after the summer holidays. More details here...
Our Scout Troop meets every Friday night, taking part in many different activities, including earning badges and awards. Camping, enjoying the outdoors and learning new skills is a big part of what we do! We believe that young people get great opportunities to develop when they are on camp, so we are often away for weekend camps. Camps vary in style depending on the programme, but can include: Traditional camping; Lightweight camping; Hiking & Wild Camping; Residential weekends (with indoor accommodation).
The highlight of the year for most scouts is our annual summer camp. This is a longer camp, often for a week or 10 days, when the Scouts camp in Patrols, cook their own meals, and take part in various adventurous activities!
Please note: We are a large and busy troop and unfortunately have no spaces for new members. Only cub scouts from our group will be able to move into the troop for the forseeable future. If you are new to scouting and want to find another scout troop click here!
When new Scouts join the Troop they make the Scout Promise during a special ceremony called an Investiture. The promise is an important part of becoming a member of the troop, and by making the promise a Scout commits to try their best and to keep the Scout Law. To find out more about the Scout Promise and Law, click the link below.
Registered Charity Number. SC003561
Parents and Scouts from our group can contact the Scout Leaders by emailing:
Anyone else who wants to contact the Scout Group should contact our Group Scout Leader at: [email protected]
Scouts earn a number of different types of badges. Below are a few explanations about them. To find out more about the individual badges and to see the up-to-date requirements click on the badge images below.
These include the badges that are presented to a scout when they are invested, and represent where a scout is from, and their membership of the Scout Association.
These badges recognise a scout's progression in existing activities and pursuits or in a new activity that they have taken up recently. There are over 65 different activity badges to try!
(These badges are circular and blue with a red border.)
The 9 Challenge awards are achieved by completing a number of more ambitious tasks within the troop or the local community. Much of the work for these is completed through taking an active part in our programme of activities but a few require an additional commitment out with our normal scout nights.
(These badges are hexagonal and dark blue with a red border.)
This is the highest award a Scout can achieve before moving onto Explorers. Scouts gain this award by achieving a certain combination of the scout challenge awards.
(These hoodies are an optional item, and are not required as part of the uniform, but they are great for camps and events.)
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New scouts who join the troop need to buy a green scout shirt and a scout belt. They'll use the necker that they had in cubs, and we provide all badges.
The nearest shop that sells scout shirts and belts is the Edinburgh Guide Shop at 16 Coates Cresecent. The map on the right shows where it is.
Photos of our troop's
Gold Award Recipients
There are now 14 different staged activity badges that can be earned whether a young person is a Beaver, Cub, Scout or Explorer - based on their level of ability or experience. These include the Nights Away Badge which records how many nights a young person has been away with scouting.
(These badges are circular and light blue with a purple border.)