108th Pentland Scout Group aims to offer challenge and adventure to all its members. We believe in helping our young people fulfil their potential by working in teams, learning by doing and thinking for themselves. We’re working to make Scouting available to all and we’re passionate about what we do.
Through the adventure of Scouting, young people get to take part in exciting activities in a safe environment and have their first taste of responsibility. We give young people experiences they’ll never forget. The sort of adventure we offer is the chance to experience something different and the opportunity for young people to discover their potential. When a Beaver Scout wakes up the morning after a sleepover, or a Cub Scout has just got over her fear of heights by completing her first abseil – that’s adventure.
The group meets at the Scout Hall, just at the Spylaw Street Entrance of Spylaw Park (sometimes we also use the Baronial Hall at Bonaly Scout Camp and the Dining Hall at Bonaly Primary School as well). The Group was started in 1927 and attracts young people mainly from the Colinton area of Edinburgh . There are over 180 young people and 40 adults in the Group today and the Group is one of many Scout Groups in Pentland District . All this is made possible by the efforts of our dedicated team of hard-working voluntary adults.
We currently run 3 Beaver Colonies on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night; 4 Cub packs two on a Tuesday and two on a Thursday; and a large Scout Troop that meets on a Friday night usually split into two groups for practical reasons.