Welcome to Linburn Scouts

 

Our membership of around 150 children and young people come from all over Dunfermline but particularly Abbeyview and the South East area of the town.

 

We've been providing skills for life since 1965 and we're now operating from our new Scout Centre in Abbeyview, Dunfermline.

 

To find out more about us, click on these images

About us

Find out more about Scouting; see our recent activities and find out about upcoming events

Our Sections

From ages 6 to 25, find out about what you could be doing in Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Network

For Parents

Find out here what parents need to know to let their youngsters get the most out of Scouting.

Contact Us

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Although open for business, our new Scout Centre is still a work-in-progress with a number of smaller projects still to complete.  Click here to see progress and how you could still help us.

Recent news and activities

The proud team display their medals and the shield

Safest Cubs in town!

 

Our Tay Pack has come on top in the Dunfermline District Cub Scout Safety Shield competition for the third year in succession.

 

Just to be sure that we do have the safest Cubs in town, our Forth Pack took second place!

 

At the competition, held in Dunfermline Fire Station, Cubs were tested on a whole range of safety issues on no fewer than 11 bases - from cycle and road safety to fire, water and 999 procedures. Well done to both teams and their Leaders.

Okay, we didn't invent pasta bolognaise - but it's good!

Made in Scotland

Beaver and Cub Weekend Camp

 

The Beaver and Cub Weekend returned after a one-year break. Our theme this year was Made in Scotland - discoveries, inventions and famous firsts from Scotland and Scots.

 

Around 35 youngsters enjoyed a really busy weekend finding out about the leading roles Scots played in bicycles, optics, rainwear, explorers, road-building, sports, medicine, entertainment, cars and motor sports, food, business, telephones, radar and the railplane!

 

Hopefully, everyone came away having learned about something they didn't know was Scottish!

A sunny day in Blackpool

Big Day Out to Blackpool Pleasure Beach

 

This was a first for us for a Big Day Out although the Scouts visited the park some years ago as part of a summer camp programme.

 

Up for a 5.15am start was a bit of a shock for most of us but once there we had lots to take our minds off the lack of sleep!

 

The weather turned out really nice and as a result, the park was very busy. Clever Scouts got on all the good rides before the queues got too long!

The Alps dominate the landscape in the Aosta Valley

Summer Adventure in France and Italy

 

Our 2018 Summer camp was a fast-moving adventure. We travelled by coach all the way to the Ardeche region in the South of France for an amazing two-day canoe trip along the Ardeche River, with an overnight "bivvie-style" sleepout.

 

Our better than usual summer didn't quite prepare us for such high temperatures with some parts of the gorge reaching nearly 40c!

 

Then we were on our away again - through the Mont Blanc tunnel and in to the Aosta Valley in the north of Italy.

 

A full day of river rafting and another day of gorge-walking, climbing and rock scrambling ended an exciting week!

Cubs find out more about ocean conservation

Beavers and Cubs on safari!

 

This year's Big Day Out saw more than 40 Beavers, Cubs and adults head off "on safari" to Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park.

 

Hot, sunny weather made everyone feel as if they were on the African savannah! The youngsters had time for the coach safari, the boat trip to Chimp Island, lots of time in the adventure play area, the sea lion show, farm animals area and not to forget the Flying Fox and pedal boats.

 

There was also a lot of themed activity around ocean conservation (in photo) and of course, the gift shop and lots of ice cream!!

Cubs enjoy banana and chocolate baked in open fires!

Weekend Camping Adventures

 

All of our three 2018 BASEcamp weekends at Fordell Firs have now taken place. By providing central catering and services, our Section Leaders get on with the job of delivering exciting weekend camp adventures for their youngsters.

 

In April, 25 Cubs and Scouts took part in the weekend, along with 10 Explorer Scouts completing a more basic "greenfield" camping experience on another site at Fordell.

 

In May, 12 Beaver Scouts took part - sleeping out in tents for the first time! We also had an increased number of Cubs and Scouts taking part, with 34 of them joining in the adventure. Our Explorers were also at Fordell for the weekend, with their own two-night camp.

 

Our final weekend took place at the end of August, with a smaller number of around a dozen Scouts and Explorers taking part in a weekend of practical camping skills. Some of our young people have become quite experienced campers this year!

Beavers ready to head into Dynamic Earth

Beavers take a journey through time!

 

Our Beaver Scouts recently visited Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. We travelled by train which was very exciting and then hiked along the Royal Mile to reach our destination. Once inside we were transported through time and set off exploring!

 

We discovered all about how our earth has evolved over millions of years, learning about the age of the dinosaurs to the wonders of the rainforest!

 

We became astronomers discovering the wonders of the universe before heading off to the most exciting part of any trip - the gift shop!!

Abbeyview Clinic - our new home

The Scout Group has a new home!

 

In october 2018, after several months of work by a small but dedicated team of volunteers, the Group started operating from our new home - the former Abbeyview Clinic building.

 

This is a really exciting step forward for the Scout Group. It's a prominent site in the centre of Abbeyview and with this bigger, permanent building, we'll be able to offer even better Scouting to more young people.

 

See how work progressed and how you might still be able to help. 

 

Click on this link for more details

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