Our District Commissioner, Jo Cookson, is very pleased to announce the following appointments within the District Team.


  • Deputy District Commissioner  - Mark Wright
  • District Explorer Administrator - Julie Gough
  • Assistant District Commissioner Youth Involvement  - Gwen Wells & Caitlin Campbell (job share)


Congratulations to you all and good luck in your new roles! (and don't panic, none of them are giving up any of their existing roles within Groups or District just yet!)

A couple more roles will likely be announced shortly!

We have created a Water Sports Information Document to explain all things water based!

We are hoping this resource will be useful for those wanting to find out more about what is on offer and how to get involved and gain a permit. 

A link to the document can be found HERE or in the Resources -> Water Activities -> Water Sports Information section of the website. 

If you have any questions please get in touch with one of the water team.

It has been decided to dispense with the Safety Boat and outboard at Invertrossachs as it is rarely used and seldom in the capacity of Safety Boat. It is being advertised through the website and Facebook initially, as it is more likely to be sold locally by word of mouth, so I would ask that that you make this known to any interested parties.

The boat is a Jeanneau Rigiflex Newmatic 360, 3.6m long, 1.6m wide and weighs 120Kg. it is of polyethylene construction, robust, and carries 5 persons. Although bought around 20 years ago, it has had light use (average about 6 times a year), been well maintained, and stored either inside or under cover. Comes with a launching trolley.

The outboard is a Mariner 6 h.p. 4-stroke outboard, short shaft, plus fuel tank. It was purchased in December 2014 from Clyde Outboard Services (pre-owned 18 months old).  It has been lightly used with only an estimated 40 hours use since then. Last serviced May 2019 but hardly used since.

Ideally we wouild like to sell the boat and outboard as a package but would consider selling separately. Anyone interested should contact Colin Smith on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -  genuine enquiries only please.

Outboard - £600        Boat - £1000


First Response 10A - Blended Learning - future dates
This blended learning module is split into 2 parts:
  • an online self-led learning course which learners complete in their own time through a learning platform which tracks their progress and completion of knowledge checks as they move through the learning. This takes approx. 2.5 hrs to complete.
  • followed by a 2.5 - 3 hr online facilitated group session where a first aid trainer takes the learners through some more detailed knowledge checking exercises and discussions.  Once complete this is sufficient to validate module 10A. 
The dates for the next facilitated group sessions I've planned are on Saturday mornings from 9.30 - 12.30 (10 spaces for each course): 
  • 12 June
  • 10 July
  • 7 August
  • 11 September
  • 2 October
  • 13 November 
  • 11 December  
To register and book a place on the course leaders should email me directly on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The barrier will be locked from around 6.00 p.m. on a Friday until the Sunday evening. It will also be locked on Public Holidays.

Groups visiting Invertrossachs should follow the guidance below. 

  • Everyone in your group who is likely to visit the site is to be given the barrier access code. This will be issued to the applicant by the Booking Secretary. It will be changed monthly.
  • A responsible adult is to be in attendance at the barrier to oversee and assist vehicles, associated with the scout activity, entering (and subsequently leaving) the Estate once their child has been dropped off. Parents are to be advised of this time slot.
  • A similar arrangement and time slot is required at the end of the event.
  • Anyone entering or leaving the Estate outwith these time slots must ensure that the barrier is closed and padlocked behind them.

The important thing to remember is that the barrier should not be left open and unattended at any time.

On Mondays through to Fridays (public holidays excepted) there should be no restriction to access and you should leave the barrier as you find it.

It is hoped that with the installation of a permanaent barrier, the safety and security of the properties within the estate, including the scout centre, will be enhanced. Until such time, we will have to tolerate the present arrangement and try to manage our comings and goings so as to keep the residents satisfied.

As some of you will have experienced, access to the Estate at weekends has been disrupted during the last year, with the residents having to padlock the barrier at weekends. Day trippers, visitors and random campers have been ignoring the Private Road and No Access signs and have caused grief, disruption and aggravation to the residents, leaving them little choice but to close the barrier. The residents are now looking to install a more permanent, electrically operated, barrier, so it looks like this feature is here to stay. It will cause some inconvenience to those visiting the campsite as it will require that everyone, from parents through to leaders and helpers, will need to be notified in advance of the code number, (and yes, it will be yet another code number). However, it is hoped that with the introduction of this measure, security and safety of the camp site will be enhanced.

Carla, the Booking Secretary, will issue the code number upon receipt of bookings, We have been informed that, at the moment, the barrier will only be locked at weekends and public holidays, but I would advise that groups coming to Invertrossachs outwith these times also should still share the code with anyone likely to need access.

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