Stirling & Trossachs District Scouts

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Scouting offers challenge and adventure to 400,000 young people and 100,000 adults across the UK. We believe in helping our Members fulfil their potential by working in teams, learning by doing and thinking for themselves. We give people of every background the chance to stretch themselves, learn new skills and make life long friends.

Stirling and Trossachs Scout District is home to over 1000 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, and Explorer Scouts. We have groups in Balfron, Bridge of Allan, Callander, Doune, Dunblane, Gargunnock, Killearn, Killin, Strathblane, and Stirling (Beechwood, Braehead, St. Columba's, Queen St and recently started in Raploch).

The Scout Groups in the District cater for boys and girls aged from 6 to 14 years of age: Beavers (for 6-8 year olds), Cubs (for 8-10½ year olds) and Scouts (for 10½-14 years old).

Explorer Scouts are for young people aged between 14 and 18, and are run at a District Level. There are currently 4 Explorer Units and Young Leaders operating in the District.

Some History

The first Scout Groups started to appear in the Stirling area in 1909 and quickly blossomed to provide scouting to 455 Scouts in 18 troops. By 1910 there were groups including Auchenbowie, Bannockburn, Bridge of Allan, Callander, Causewayhead, Doune and Deanston, Fallin, St Ninians as well as the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Stirling Groups.

Check out this blog for a historical dig into the history of scouting in Scotland.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 January 2017 15:18