6th West Lothian

The 6th West Lothian Scout Group formed in the early years of Scouting are founded the first Beaver Colony, two years before Beavers spread across the UK.

Our Group receives no funding and in fact the Council no longer even lift our rubbish bins! Sadly, at the weekend some mindless vandals broke the windows at our Scout Hall and it has left us out of pocket and with some very disheartened children.

If you’re able, would you be able to make a donation to our Group?




Run by volunteers who have come through the ranks of scouting themselves, all of our leaders are fully aware of the benefits of growing up with the skills learned in Baden Powell’s ideals.

If you wish to join the 6th West Lothian Scout Group, either as volunteer, leader, parent, Scout, Cub or Beaver, get in touch!

6th West Lothian

The 6th West Lothian Scout Group formed in the early years of Scouting are founded the first Beaver Colony, two years before Beavers spread across the UK.

Our Group receives no funding and in fact the Council no longer even lift our rubbish bins! Sadly, at the weekend some mindless vandals broke the windows at our Scout Hall and it has left us out of pocket and with some very disheartened children.

If you’re able, would you be able to make a donation to our Group?




Run by volunteers who have come through the ranks of scouting themselves, all of our leaders are fully aware of the benefits of growing up with the skills learned in Baden Powell’s ideals.

If you wish to join the 6th West Lothian Scout Group, either as volunteer, leader, parent, Scout, Cub or Beaver, get in touch!

Latest News

Volunteers Are Everything To Us! Ian awarded his 25 years!

At the recent Regional AGM, four of our volunteers received special awards.  Whilst Ian wasn’t able to be at the AGM to collect in person, GSL Liz Garvie presented Ian with his 25 year service award at Beavers. Well done, Ian, and thank you for everything you bring to the Group.

Volunteers

Our award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouting as our young people.

Scouting’s quality depends on its volunteers and our volunteers depend on Scouting to teach them the skills they need.

National leader

Our modular training scheme delivers the full spectrum of required skills. Volunteers can choose training modules that are relevant to the role that they do, ranging from leadership to running residential experiences and first aid.

Our training scheme was recognised with a National Training Award from UK Skills. It is one of the reasons why we have managed to increase our volunteer numbers over the past few years, against the national trend.

Relevant skills

Over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives, so we’re certainly doing something right.

A study of volunteers found that more than two thirds of respondents reported a direct correlation between their volunteer experience within Scouting and gaining employment or career development.

Training in Scouting has also enabled volunteers to gain accreditation for Open College Network awards in Youth Work, and helped them to become associate members of the Institute of Leadership and Management and the Institute for Training and Occupational Learning.