Take part in Big Garden Birdwatch

Our members can this weekend, take part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch between Friday 29th – Sunday 31st January.

They can do the Birdwatch for 1 hour at any point this weekend.

The birdwatch should be done from the safety of your own home, either overlooking a green space, such as your garden, greenspace or courtyard next to your home.

Full information is in the attachments below.

  1. Pick a time
    You can choose any hour between 29 and 31 January. So whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, you can still take part.

  2. Tell us what you see 
    Count the birds you see in your garden or from your balcony*. Ignore any birds that are still in flight. To avoid double-counting, just record the highest number of each bird species you see at any one time – not a running total.

    *This year our advice is to take part in the safety of your own home. This could include a birdwatch from your window if you overlook a green space or courtyard.
  3. Submit your results
    OnlineYou can submit your results online at rspb.org.uk/birdwatch from 29 January until 19 February.
    By post: If you’d rather send your results by post, you can download a submission form below. Please post your results to us before 15 February.

Every count is important so, if you don’t see anything, please still submit your result. Finding out which birds don’t visit your area is as important as understanding those which do!

Annual General Meeting

Midlothian District Scouts will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 29th October 2020, 7.30pm on Zoom.

Zoom login details will be sent to all Adult Midlothian members in due course, including the Regional Commissioner and Chair

  • all Explorer Scouts;
  • A representative of the Troop Leadership Forum, selected from amongst the membership of the Forum;
  • all parents of Explorer Scouts;

Will be able to obtain the AGM Login details via their Local Leaders

District Scout Network Commmisioner Appointed

Callum Anderson

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.

Callum will be in touch with potential members in due course, if you would like to contact him him, his email address is callum.anderson@midlothianscouts.org.uk

#MidTrail

Midlothian District is launching the #Midtrail Badge, a great way for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers to do 3 Hikes Away and other badges at the same time.

Designed to keep young people occupied throughout the Summer during the lockdown, it runs from 22nd June and 2nd August 2020.

Full details are available by Clicking Here ,

All badgework should be recorded locally with your leaders, who will be able to request the badges once completed.

We will have the badges made from the 5th August, so there will get to you 3/4 weeks after that.

MidJam

Midlothian District held a hugely successful MidJam between Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th May. For its members where 300 took part. 28 took part as brothers and sisters of existing members.

The programme that was followed is available by Clicking here