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Scouts is:

for Boys and Girls aged 10½ - 14

meets on Fridays from 7.30 to 9.30

at St Stephen's Church, Comely Bank (corner of East Fettes Avenue and Comely Bank Road).


Leaders - Ian Skinner, Eoin Mackintosh, Stephen Ingham, Robert Williams, Mirian Gonzalez

Email the leader team - scouts "at" comelybankscouts.org.uk

How do I join?

If you (or your child) would like to join the Scouts, please complete our on-line joining form:

Request to Join Form

The Beavers, Cubs and Scouts are run by volunteers (mainly parents). Every family needs to help in order to keep things running... and we need more adults to help run activities with the young people. Speak to any leader or email the Group Scout Leader gsl "at" comelybankscouts.org.uk.

We have maximum capacity in the Scout Troop for 16 young people born in each calendar year, once a year is full, names will be added to our waiting list.

Parent Help

Please let us know when you are available to help, by completing this form. We will email you to confirm the nights that we would like your help.

The Programme for the term is here, with a note of the parent helpers that we have confirmed (this is read only).


Subs are £40 per term - we use an online payment system - we will send an email requesting subs.

Subs covers our main costs which are capitation to the Scout Association (which is mainly insurance for activities), rental of the halls that we use, badges, materials and activities. Where we undertake significant activities off-site we may need to make an additional charge.

Camps and other nights away, are an additional cost for those who take part.


The Scout Uniform consists of a green Scout Shirt and a Dress Stewart tartan Neckerchief. These are available from the Guide Shop (!):

16 Coates Cres, Edinburgh EH3 7AH - Map


from the Glasgow Scout Shop - www.glasgowscoutshop.com

Order on-line or visit the shop - 21 Elmbank Street, Glasgow, G2 4PB - map


Scouts wear a variety of badges:

Membership badge - similar badges are worn by every one of the millions of Scouts around the world.

Country, Region, District and Troop and Patrol badges (so they remember where they belong).

Activity badges which they earn by completing different activities. Many of these will be completed at Scouts, but some may be completed at home or with their family.

Challenge badges which they earn in different ways through the activities of the Scout Troop. Completing all of the Challenge Badges earns the Chief Scout's Gold Award (and a certificate from Bear Grylls, the Chief Scout).

Where do I put the badges?

Detailed diagram of badge locations

The Membership badge (purple) and the Challenge badges go on the front, like this:


The right sleeve:

Group nametape

Scotland badge

District and Region badges

Group Badge (new)

Patrol badge (bird or animal)

If they are a Patrol Leader or Assistant Patrol Leader (when they have been in the Troop for a couple of years) a PL or APL stripe.

Like this:


The Activity badges (round) go on the left sleeve, like this:


New Challenge Badges

If your Scout has some of the old Challenge Badges (diamonds) and some of the new Challenge Badges (hexagons), they can wear them all, arranged something like this:


If they only have the new Challenge Badges (hexagons), the badges should be arranged something like this: