Rosyth District Scout Council
Rosyth Scout District, encompasses the towns of Aberdour, Cowdenbeath, Dalgety Bay, Hillend, Inverkeithing, Kelty and North Queensferry, and the Rosyth area, including from the dockyard to the houses south of the new road on the boundary of Pitreavie playing fields.
It supports all the Scout Groups within the district in the aim of the Scout Association "To help young people achieve their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities".
This is achieved, though a progressive training scheme, catering for children from 6 years old in the Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts at 8, Scouts from 10.5, then to Explorer Scouts at 14 finally to Network Scouts from 18 to 25, each with their own differing uniforms. Members of the Scout Association, make a promise to do their best, and this is what makes Scouting (or the Guides) different from other Youth Organisations.
Each section, have a number of challenges to complete, to gain the Chief Scout Award in their respective section, progressing to attain the highest acclaim "The Queen Scout Award", usually after they reach 18. There are also individual Activity badges and Group Activity badges for each section. Explorer Scouts at 16 can undertake Young Leadership training, and assist with the younger section.
Adults (18+) can join the Scout movement, as a leader, assistant leader, skills instructor or helper, the latter two not necessarily being uniformed or having to make the promise. They can become members of the Scout Fellowship, who help the District, with fund raising, organize or help at events for the youth sections and as often or not enjoy their own sociable activities as well.
If you, your parents or your children are interested in finding out more, then give one of the contacts a call, and have a no obligation chat. We always need new blood, and before you ask, YES there are GIRLS in Scouts as well.
Chairman: Lee Symms.
District Commissioner: Terry O'Neill
Founder: Robert Baden-Powell OM
Chief Scout: Bear Grylls
Incorporated by the Royal Charter
Charity Number: SCO 08476
District Executive Council normally meet in the BP Hall, Hope Street, Inverkeithing, with Scout Groups at various locations in the District.
Date: District Executive Council meet on the 3rd Wednesday of Sept, Nov, Jan, Mar and the 2nd Wednesday of June, with Scout groups meeting weekly on various evenings - see website for further details.
- The Scout Association