Kincardineshire Scout District

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Kincardineshire Scout District sits as part of the North East Region of The Scout Association in Scotland. [1] Scouting includes Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Network. All of these are available in the district. [2]


Kincardineshire is the second smallest district in Scotland. At present there is just under 400 members invloved in Scouting in the district. Scout Groups exist in Portlethen[3], Newtonhill, Stonehaven, Laurencekirk and Inverbervie. Auchenblae Scout Group is in the process of restarting with Cubs having already began. The district also owns a hut in St Cyrus, however at present their is no group in that village.


Beaver groups exist throughout the district. The Beavers as the youngest members, have the least activities between different groups.


Cubs has just restarted in Auchenblae and their are Cub Groups in all the other Groups. At district level a variety of Cub events is organised including challenges and football tournaments.


Scout Groups exist in most of the Groups, however Stonehaven Scouts are notable for being an Air Scout Unit. [1] They are one of few in the country, and are the strongest group in the district. The Scouts aim to go on a district camp every year.


Explorer Scouts are not linked to a group, and instead are linked to the district directly. There are groups in Stonehaven (Stonehaven Air Explorers) and in Laurencekirk (South Mearns Explorers). The district participates in the international jamborette at Blair Atholl every second year.


Like Explorers, Network is not afiliated to a single group. The network for Kincardineshire moves between huts, but often meets in Stonehaven.


The Scout Groups in Laurencekirk, Stonehaven and Inverbervie all own their huts. The district owns the St Cyrus Hut as well. Portlethen Scouts use the local Secondary school, Portlethen Academy for accommidation. Both the Laurencekirk and Inverbervie [4]huts are in a poor state. The Laurencekirk Scouts are campaigning to improve their hut along with help from the community. [5]

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