District Appointment Changes

Hi All There have been a few changes recently in the District. Jo Thomson has stepped down from her position as Assistant District Commissioner Cubs and I would like to thank her for her contribution over the time she has done the job. Jo is being replaced by Karen Wightman who will take on the…

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Cubs Centenary Thanks Event

This year, Cubs are Celebrating a massive milestone, their Centenary. We can say with some certainty, that Wolf Cubs (as it was originally called), have been in Midlothian throughout the entire 100 years. Midlothian District Cubs would like to invite past Cubs and Leaders to a Thanks Event, on Saturday 12th March at the Atrium…

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Borthwick Transformation

As you may well be aware our District Campsite is currently going through a major transformation, firstly we launched Borthwick’s very own website – borthwick.midlothianscouts.com. Over on the website your are now able to view the availability of Borthwick as well as being able to book Borthwick online, fast and simple! Secondly the hut at…

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District Commissioner’s Challenge Cup 2015

This years DC challenge took place at Bonnyrigg Scout hall on 27 November. Scouts and Explorers were invited to take part in teams for a cooking competition. Each team was given the same ingredients to make soup and a stir fry dish. Teams were entered from Gorebridge, Dalkeith and Bonnyrigg. We were joined by Alistair…

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Remembrance Day 2015

Lest We Forget Sunday 8 November, today saw Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers from across the District taking part in local Remembrance Day Parades. Bonnyrigg Scout Group were surprised when they were joined by Brian, the DC. All the young people did exceptionally well on what proved to be a very cold day. Jo Whiting…

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Borthwick – A New Era Begins!

Sunday 1st November, today saw the beginning of a new era at Borthwick.  Leaders from throughout the District came together to help start tidying up the site since it was taken over by Borthwick Campsite LLP. We were also joined by some of our neighbours, who all recalled stories of loving listening to the Scouts…

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Chief Scout’s Length of Service Award Presentation

Congratulations to both Innes Connor and Margaret Anderson on the presentation of their Chief Scout’s Length of Service Award for 5 years of adult service to the UK Scout Association. The award was presented by a District Commissioner Brian McGuff recently at Bonnyrigg’s AGM. Margaret is currently an Assistant Beaver Scout Leader at Bonnyrigg Scout Group. and Innes…

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Gorebridge Explorer’s Hill Walking Weekend

On the 2nd of October, 10 Explorers from Gorebridge enjoyed a weekend hillwalking in the Cairngorms, The explorers were split into two hillwalking groups, while one group walked Meall a Buachaille and two other summits the others walked the Ryvoan Pass from Glenmore to Nethy bridge, where we were staying. On day two the groups…

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