This year the number of individual bookings to use Invertrossachs has increased by over 50%, and will probably exceed 100 in number by the time the new season starts on 1st April 2023. Whilst we welcome the increase in usage of the facilities, this can make it quite difficult for our own groups to get the bookings they want. In recognising this, we are making a change to the booking arrangements this year.

Booking enquiries for the next camping season open up at the beginning of October. From 1st October for 1 month, we are going to restrict booking enquiries to groups from within Stirling and Trossachs District, plus 1 or 2 regular users from out with the district. From 1st November we will open up bookings to any interested parties.

Enquiries for summer camps of 4 or more days duration will be considered at any time.

So those of you who like to have things planned well in advance will now have a better chance of getting the weekend you want.

Can I remind you that everyone should follow the Booking Procedure as detailed on the website (Booking Information ( A Booking Application Form and Campsite Payment Form are required for all bookings, and the four digit Booking Reference should be used on all correspondence and payments.

If water activities are required, you must apply via the Water Activity Enquiry Form for every occasion, as it is this form that is used to book the equipment. If we do not receive a form, the boats may be booked out to another group.

As many of you will know, we have been at Invertrossachs for 50 years this year and the site has developed and improved over time. 

We now have a number of large scale projects in the pipeline and are looking for help to make them happen.

Please take a look at our Vision Document HERE to see what we are planning and the kind of things you could get involved with.

If you can help in any way with any of these projects, or just want to know a bit more, please email both Charlie and Colin ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and one of them will get back to you. 

Leaders, please feel free to share this with your parents too as many of them may have the skills and know-how that we are looking for!

18th and 19th May 2024 The Barrwood campsite, Stirling

Whether you are a budding or real live Ray Mears or don’t know which end of an axe is which, this training weekend is for you …. and probably the only time you will camp at Barrwood with no young members to look after! 

Module 38 – Skills for Residential Experiences SATURDAY 18th May 

Module 16 - Planning for residential experiences SATURDAY EVENING 

Module 17 – Running Safe Activities SUNDAY 19th May

Module 18 – Practical Skills SUNDAY 19th May

Module 16 will be available on the Saturday evening as a stand-alone session, covering both indoor and outdoor venues.

The weekend will cover both theory and hands-on practical sessions. Topics covered will include:

Fire lighting and cooking on fire

Care of tents

Camping equipment

Catering for a residential experience

Axe and saw skills

Adventurous Activity Permits

Risk assessment and safety on activities and camp

Much, much more ............ To book:


Invertrossachs Scout Centre Management requires that you follow the guidance for accessing the site. Over recent weeks there have been occasions when:

  1. there has been a disregard of the arrangements for entering and leaving the Estate, with the barrier being left open and unattended, and
  2. a number of vehicles have been observed travelling well in excess of the Estate speed limit of 20 m.p.h.

This is causing unnecessary friction between the Estate, local residents and ourselves and if it continues, more extreme action may be required e.g., barring certain vehicles or drivers.

1 - Estate Barrier

  • On weekends and public holidays, the Estate Barrier just beyond the lodge is now liable to be locked – this is to prevent indiscriminate access by members of the general public.
  • Please ensure that ALL drivers who are likely to be visiting the site are given the combination number for the Estate Barrier padlock in advance.
  • The gate must not be left open and unattended.
  • A responsible adult is to attend the barrier at your peak arrival time, to identify and assist vehicles associated with your group entering and leaving the Estate. A similar arrangement is required for departure.
  • Parents are to be advised of these time slots. Anyone entering or leaving the Estate out with these time slots must ensure that the barrier is closed and padlocked behind them.

2 – Estate Road

This is a private, single-track road and is a very popular walking and cycling route. It is reckless and potentially dangerous to travel at speed along it, so the 20-mph speed limit that is in place makes perfect sense. Please advise drivers to keep to the speed limit.

Your co-operation in implementing the above will be appreciated.

Change of Dates for District Cub Events!

Please note there has been a change to the District Cub events this year.

The District camp at Barrwood in May has been postponed. This is due to a large number of our Leaders across the District being involved in both Scouts and Cubs and being unable to attend both events on the same weekend.

We have also moved the SPLOSH event back a weekend to the 18th and 19th June as the following weekend is the start of the summer holidays and we imagine that some Cubs (and a lot of Leaders!) may be ready for a break by then. 

Please update your diaries!


Upcoming Events

(District and Region Events)


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