Welcome to Linburn Scouts ...


We are based in our own Scout Centre on Linburn Road, Dunfermline and currently provide fun, challenge and adventure to more than 160 children and young people from all over Dunfermline and particularly the South East area.


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... providing fun, challenge and

adventure for more than 50 years

The group at the totem pole

Explorer Scout Camping Challenge continues ...


Our Explorer Scouts continue on their monthly camping quest with camping on an island at Nineacres Memorial Campsite at Crook-of-Devon (in the photo) during March and in bothy accommodation at The Craigs, near Bathgate during April. 


Islands are great fun - except for that constant running water sound all night!!

Thanks to ASDA St Leonards shoppers


We were delighted to win the support of ASDA customers who voted for us in the months running up to Christmas 2016.


Thanks to your "green tokens" we collected our cheque for £500 which we'll put to good use in the Scout Centre fund.

The youngsters display their native American handcrafts!

Beaver Scouts head back to the Old West!


More than 20 Beaver Scouts took part in a one-night sleepover at Fordell Firs - travelling back in time to the American Old West.


They tried out Native American and rancher activities including rope work, costumes, snap guns and tomahawks.


Then, on Saturday morning, they were able to try out real archery and make tribal totem poles.

Yes, the secret's out. Scouts do know how to hoover a bedroom!

Winter Weekend camps for all Sections


Around 100 youngsters took part in our two indoor camps over the winter of 2016-17. In November, Beavers and Cubs stayed in the Scout hall and at Fordell and came together at Fordell on the Saturday for a packed programme of festive-themed activities.


In January, our Scout and Explorers enjoyed a winter adventure programme, including sessions on the aerial challenge course at the EICC at Ratho, air rifle shooting at Cluny Clays and outdoor activities at Lochore Meadows.


Both camps had a range of activities on-site at Fordell Firs, including Jacobs Ladder, archery and the Phoenix 3-G swing.

Looking down into the caves!

Underground camping!


Explorer Scouts spent a night in the artificial caving complex at Fordell Firs.


Why, you might ask? It's all part of the Zodiac Plus Challenge - basically to spend a night per calendar month in a different, unusual or challenging location. This activity is continuing throughout 2017, with an activity planned for every month!


This completed the October challenge for some of our Explorers - although sleeping with those hard hats on was an even bigger challenge!

Trainspotting in York!

October Discover York Camp


Youngsters from the Scout Group were in York during the October holidays. No Royal visits this time, but they did meet Mallard (right) - the world's fastest ever steam locomotive.


The plan was to Discover York, so in addition to the National Railway Museum, the group visited Yorkshire Air Museum, York Castle and Museum, had a shopping session in York city centre and a whole day in Flamingo Land theme park.

One of many activities to try out

Adventures in Science: Big Day Out to Glasgow Science Centre


Around 80 youngsters and adults visited the Glasgow Science Centre as our final Big Day Out for 2016.


With dozens ofpractical experiments and activities for youngsters to try, plus a movie in the Planetarium and a great shop, this is a full-on day trip for everyone - especially for the Leaders as they try to keep a watchful eye on fast-moving youngsters!

Leaders run away to join the circus!!

This way to the circus!


Our end-of-summer weekend camp at Fordell Firs gained an unexpected programme activity as our 32 Scouts and Explorers were able to go to the circus.


A circus skills training camp had been at Fordell for the week before our camp and we were lucky enough to be able to attend the end of the week show. Jugglers, acrobats, gymnasts and comedy were all part of the Saturday night show.

Our Scouts meet HRH The Earl of Wessex

Summer Lochgoilhead Adventure Camp and Royal visitor


Our Summer Adventure Activity camp took place at The Lochgoilhead Centre. Owned and operated by Scouts Scotland, this was a camp on "home turf" and the 24 Cubs, Scouts and Explorers, along with six adult Leaders, enjoyed an action-packed five days.


For some of the group, there was a chance to meet HRH The Earl of Wessex who was visiting the site as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations for the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

The group outside the Centenary Lodge at Larch Hill

Scouts and Explorers on Dublin Expedition


International expeditions don't need to travel around the globe.


Our 2016 April Expedition saw 24 Scouts, Explorers and Leaders travel to Dublin - in just 50 minutes flying time!


Staying at Larch Hill International Scout & Guide Centre, the group spent the week visiting Dublin and taking part in activities at the camp site.

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