The Invertrossachs Water Activities team are running a Kayak B1 Permit Course in the New Year and are looking for candidates.

This is an opportunity to hone your kayaking skills and to achieve a Scout Association Kayaking Permit for B1 waters. You will start off in a warm, indoor environment, where you can gain more confidence on the water, and develop your personal kayaking skills. You will then progress to Loch Venachar where other aspects of kayaking, group management and weather issues are covered.

The final part of the course is the assessment.

Owing to the limited number of training sessions, we are restricting the course to candidates who have some kayaking skills e.g. can paddle in a straight line and perform basic manoeuvres

Active Support are in the process of building bridges. The top bridge at Invertrossachs had started to fail so the team set about constructing a new one. It also gave them the opportunity to guddle about in the water which, as we all know, scouts of all ages like to do.

Active Support hold a work day at Invertrossachs once each month to carry out various items of maintenance and improvements to the site and this year have worked on clearing a new area, felling some trees, and extending the car park. In the New year the are going to be levelling a patch of ground and preparing a base for a new maintenance store in order that the space currently taken up by maintenace equipment in the boatshed can be freed up. 

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You are cordially invited to the Annual General Meeting of Stirling & Trossachs Scout Council to be held in the Scout Centre, Beechwood, Stirling on  Wednesday, 30 October 2019 at 8.00pm

GSL’s are requested to invite Leaders, Group Committees and parents whose attendance will be very much appreciated

For catering purposes please ensure that you respond to Stan Sanderson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Gilmour Cuthbertson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible.

Following the formal business of the AGM, at about 8.15 there will be a presentation on the recent World Scout Jamboree.


2019 AGM Notice

AGM 2018 Minutes

2019 Accounts (Zip File)


New Explorer Scout Unit

I am pleased to say that we have shown good growth in the recent census especially in the Explorer and Young Leader Units where we now total over 109 young people.

With Growth in all sections including Scouts, we now need to look at opening a new Explorer Unit in the central Stirling area in order to provide opportunities and capacity for Scouts moving to Explorers. Whilst we haven't finalised details as to location and timings we know that we need to open a unit soon.

If you or anyone you know would like to take on an additional role or would like to move / change roles to become an Explorer Unit Leader, Asst Explorer Unit Leader, or Explorer Unit assistant please can you email initially This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you are not familiar with what an Explorer Unit is then this may help you understand and decide if you would like to be involved

A group of Explorer Scouts is called a Unit and is part of the District’s provision of Scouting. The key to running a successful Explorer Unit is flexibility.

With the support, direction and guidance of Unit leaders, Explorer Scouts are encouraged to lead themselves, design their own programme and work towards the top awards that Scouting offers. With exciting prospects like being a part of camps and expeditions both home and abroad; adventurous activities such as mountaineering, parascending and off shore sailing; Explorers offers fun and adventure for all.

50 Scouts from across Stirling and Trossachs District survived the annual winter camp experience. Activities included meeting Clover, a search and rescue dog from Ochil Mountain Rescue, sponsored by Sneyd WonderDog food. We also tried Archery, Pioneering, Tomahawk throwing, fire lighting and strategy games. On Saturday evening we had a large wide game, campfire and quiz. 


Upcoming Events

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