The following email was sent to adults within Midlothian Scouts on 05/01/2021
No Face to Face Scouting is permitted until further notice this has been the case since 26/12/2020. With yesterday’s announcement by the First Minister, the earliest we can possibly get back to Face to Face Scouting would be 1st February 2021. This is subject to further decisions and announcements by the Scottish Government and the Scout Association.
I would appreciate if you could update everyone within your Section / Group / Unit, if you had been meeting Face to Face.
Zoom meetings are still available for Leaders to use with their young people. Please do get in touch if you would like any help with this.
Callum Anderson has been appointed as District Scout Network Commissioner for Midlothian District.
In his new role Callum will be responsible for the re-establishment of the Scout Network section within Midlothian. He will plan a way forward and engage with potential members.
Scout Network connects 20,000 18-25 year olds across the UK, and gives them the opportunity to take part in a huge range of exciting projects and events centred on the themes of ‘Adventure’, ‘Community’ and ‘International’.
Richard Fairbairn Midlothian’s District Commissioner said
“I am delighted to appoint Callum as our District Scout Network Commissioner. It will be a significant task to re-establish the Scout Network within Midlothian, but there clearly is interest locally in doing this.
The intention is to work with other local Scout Networks to offer as broad a range of activities as possible, whilst at the same time encouraging local participation.”
Callum has a range of experience within Midlothian holding roles at his Scout Group, Explorer Leader, Group Executive, District Executive and Deputy District Commissioner.