History

Bill Doige (Cub Leader) and Stan Burniston (Scout Leader)

The 66th Fife Scout Group was originally registered on 23rd February 1934 with 12 Wolf Cubs, 30 Scouts and three leaders. As of September 2018 we have 54 members across all sections from Beavers to Explorers.

 

Unfortunately, as we don't have our own Scout hall, a lot of the information about the history of the group has been lost. Probably filed away in an ex-leaders attic somewhere in the village.

I'd like to get as much information as possible about the history of the group put it together on this website.

So if you have any stories, memories, information about ex-leaders, activities, camps or old photos then please get in touch though the contact us page.

What we do

Scouts is about having fun and learning skills for life.

Adventure is at the heart of everything we do. It is the single most important thing that sets Scouts apart.  At the 66th we try to get outdoors whenever we can be that on meeting nights or for the multiple camps we run and take part in throughout the year.

Activity badges allow Scouts to demonstrate their progress in various pursuits, and help them to form new interests. They are usually awarded when a young person has completed a challenging yet achievable set of requirements. Some of these are completed at our meeting nights and others the Scouts work on individually.

There are also have a number of Challenge Awards, which focus on more ambitious tasks and are themed around the zones of our balanced programme.

The top award in each section is the Chief Scout ward and requires completion of all the Challenge awards plus at least six activity badges. 

As well as running our own camps throughout the year we also encourage the older sections to get involved with district, national and international camps, meeting with Scouts from across Scotland and around the world.

Child Protection - Our Safeguarding Policy

It is the policy of The Scout Association to safeguard the welfare of all members by protecting them from neglect and from physical, sexual and emotional harm.

We are committed to:

  • Taking the interests and well-being of young people into account, in all our considerations and activities.
  • Respecting the rights, wishes and feelings of the young people with whom we work.
  • Taking all reasonable practicable steps to protect them from neglect, physical, sexual and emotional abuse.
  • Promoting the welfare of young people and their protection within a position of trust.

All adults in Scouting, including members of the Scout Network who wish to work with young people, are responsible for putting this policy into practice at all times.

All our leaders have PVG Disclosure and undergo regular mandatory training in Safeguarding.

Any adults attend overnight for camps and sleepovers must also have a PVG Disclosure.

Anti-Bullying Policy

The Scout Association has an Anti- Bullying Policy that states:
‘It is the responsibility of all adults in Scouting to help develop a caring and supportive atmosphere, where bullying in any form is unacceptable.’
This applies to everyone within Scouting – adults and young people.

Scouting only happens because of our 160,000 adult volunteers

Volunteering in Scouting is fun and rewarding - just ask our Chief Scout, Bear Grylls:

'Parents invariably see what Scouting does for their children and many decide to get involved with their child's scout group. Whether they can give time once a year or one hour a month, helping out is flexible. It can work around your life, and parents tell me every day what a positive experience it is contributing to young peoples development.'

Not all of our adults work with young people. There are roles for managers, administrators, trainers, event organisers and many others. We can provide many flexible volunteering options that fit around existing commitments.

Put your skills to use, learn new ones and play an active role in your local community.

Volunteering is easier than you think. With full support and training, you can volunteer on a flexible basis.

To find out more contact us.