Activities from early in 2022

Scouts launch 2022 with food bank collection

Our Scout Troop completed their first 57 Challenge activity by setting a target to collect at least 57 items for donation to Dunfermline Food Bank. 


We're pleased to report that they collected many more items than the 57 target, so well done to all of them!

Scout & Explorer Wintercamp2022

Wintercamp returned after 24 months! In 2020 it was our last big event before lockdown. This year, twenty Scouts and Explorers spent the weekend at Fordell in the indoor accommodation building.


Wide games, firelighting and backwoods cooking, archery, climbing wall, Jacobs Ladder, tree climbing, paperclip game, 57 Highlights show and a movie

Explorers start work in community garden

The Scout Group is getting involved in the local Lynburn Community Garden.


Helping with a major clean up after two years of inactivity during Covid was the Explorer Unit's first priority.


In coming months, all the Sections of the Group will be able to grow plants and carry out nature activities here.

BASEcamp 1 weekend at Fordell Firs

20 Cubs, Scouts and Explorers took part in our first BASEcamp of the year, along with around 10 adults.


Lots of great scouting activities - from tents to hammocks, team-building to firelighting, pioneering to hiking.


The weather ranged from warm and sunny to cold and rainy but in the end, a great weekend and more to come!

Activities and events from 2021

We survived a cold night!

Scouts and Explorers

One-Night Activity Camp

December 2021


Our second one-night activity camp. This time with a festive flavour - christmas cake, pulling crackers and even a visit from Santa! To cap it all, it snowed as we packed up camp on Saturday!


Activities included sessions of archery and crate-climbing along with a firelighting session on the Friday evening.

Turn your teddy into an astronaut!

Beavers and Cubs Weekend Camp

Astronaut Adventures

November 2021


Our regular annual Beaver and Cub Indoor Weekend returned in November as more than 30 youngsters took part in their first weekend away for two years.


The theme for the weekend was Astronaut Adventures - taking the youngsters out of this world with all sorts of space-themed activities. Great to be back - who needs Virgin Galactic anyway!

Ready for the Tower!

Scouts and Explorers

One-Night Activity Camp

November 2021


Scouts and Explorers returned to Fordell on the same weekend as the Beavers and Cubs for the first of their one-night activity camps. 11 young people set up tents on Friday night, enjoyed a very active games session in the Activities Hall, then on Saturday morning tried climbing and the 3G swing - perhaps you heard the screams?

We built this swing!

Explorer Weekend Camp at Fordell Firs

September 2021


The Explorer Unit organised our first camp back in September - nine young people enjoying a weekend under canvas at Fordell Firs.


Some great weather made the daytime, outdoor activities very enjoyable, although heavy rain through Saturday night into Sunday morning was a bit of shock!


Activities during the weekend included wide games, firelighting and backwoods cooking plus some big-scale pioneering - including a giant swing and a giant table! Healthy eating didn't feature in our camp donuts session and we had the return of our traditional big prize bingo and non-stop cricket games!


Summer Adventure Week

August 2021


We couldn't get a Summer Camp ready for the Scouts and Explorers, but we were able to organise Adventure Week:


  • Challenge Course and Abseiling
  • Caving and Climbing
  • Zip Line and Archery
  • Crate Climb and Firelighting
  • Explorer Day Hike
  • Two day trips to Blair Drummond Safari Park


It was very popular, with dozens of youngsters taking part over the seven days. Our first sessions on the Fordell Zip Line were very exciting, a group of Explorers were able to reach the summit of Dumyat Hill, near Stirling and two separate minibus trips to Blair Drummond Safari Park became "mini days out" and great fun.

I didn't know moss could hold so much water!

Scout Activity Hike

Blair Adam Forest

July 2021


Group of Scouts took part in a day hike through Blair Adam forest, near Kelty. Along the way they completed a variety of challenges and activities. These included map and compass work, using lightweight stoves to make hot drinks, setting up a hammock and tarp shelter and reaching the top of Cowden Hill to enjoy the amazing views over Loch Leven and the surrounding area. They also found out about some of the history and nature of the area.

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