Welcome to the 20th Glasgow (1st Milngavie) Scout Group.

Here you will find everything you need to know about the fun and various activities that our boys and girls enjoy throughout their time with the 20th Glasgow (1st Milngavie) Scouts.

Our website is regularly updated to keep you and your child informed.


You can contact us at milngaviescouts@hotmail.com



90th Anniversary of the Scout Group (1931 – 2021)

Can you help us piece together the history of Scouting in Milngavie? 



Are you a former 20th Scout or Leader or know someone who was involved with Scouting in Milngavie, then we would like to hear from you. We are collecting stories, photographs and artefacts and need your help. 


If you think you might have something to contribute or a story to tell or would just like to keep in contact with the Scout Group, then please get in touch. 



The 20th Glasgow was first registered as a Wolf Cub Pack in November 1931 and initially met in Milngavie Public School, then in local churches until moving to our first Scout Hall which was built off Claremont Gardens in 1949. 



As the Scout Group continued to grow larger premises were required and our current Scout Hall was built and opened in 1973. This is our own hall and is located on Main Street, Milngavie on the edge of Lennox Park. It has two halls on different levels and around an acre of ground behind the hall for outdoor activities. 



We currently have almost 200 boys and girls and adult Leaders involved in our two Beaver Colonies (aged 6-8), two Cub Packs (aged 8-10.5), two Scout Troops (aged 10.5-14) and one Explorer Unit (aged 14-17). 


The Scout Group is run entirely by volunteers and has provided camping, adventure and many other activities for local boys and girls over the last 90 years. 



If you have something to contribute to the Group history please email milngaviescouts@hotmail.com or you can phone Sandy Bennet, Group Scout Leader on 07954727741



Our Beaver, Cub, Scout and Explorer sections are currently preparing to return to some normality from September.   Some minor restrictions still remain due to the current Covid 19 emergency.

The Winter Camp at Lochgoilhead for Cubs and Scouts will be rearranged for a future date.

The Trail Race will also be rearranged.

Beavers (6–8)

Cubs (8-10½)
Scouts (10½–14)

Explorer Scouts (14–18)

Join us on Facebook

Why not also check out what your children have been up to on our Facebook site FirstMilngavieScouts .  Here you will find exciting updates on events, fun activities and lots of photos uploaded by many of our leaders and helpers. This is a private site so you will need to register with a facebook account.

Annual General Meeting (AGM)  2020

The Scout Group Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 12th February 2020 at 7.00pm in the Scout Hall. All Leaders, Office Bearers and parents are invited to come along. During the evening we will have time for Leaders to update parents on some of our forthcoming camps in 2020:-
  • March (Winter) Camp at Lochgoilhead for Cubs and Scouts 
  • May Camp involving both Cub Packs 
  • Explorers trip to Kanderstag in July
  • Scout summer camp in August
Please come along and join in the fun!

Annual Census

The Scout Association annual census takes place in January/February. Each scout section needs to ensure that the children involved's details on the Scout database are up to date. Please make sure you update any data with your child's scout leader.


There will be an intake of new Beavers starting in January as well as several Cubs, Scouts and Explorers joining the Group as new members. Parents of new members should receive a copy of the subscription letter  which explains the reduced fees and how to pay.

Upcoming Dates for your diary  2020

  • March (Winter) Camp at Lochgoilhead for Cubs and Scouts 
  • May Camp involving all 3 Cub Packs 
  • Explorers trip to Kanderstag in July 
  • Scout summer camp in August 

We'll update you with more information on each of these as and when it is available.

2019 Milngavie Trail Race - Sunday 2nd June

results, picture and comments click here

Did you know?

You can hire our hall:

We have 2 great sized halls that are available for functions, birthday parties etc.  We normally charge £15 / hour for classes etc, and for evening functions such as parties,normally a minimum of 4hours @£15. Please contact our Hall Bookings administrator Katie Risk on 953 3996 or 07515 491013 

We have a Waiting List:

At the moment most of our sections are at or near capacity, however this can change frequently especially at the beginning of terms etc so if you are looking for a space please contact our waiting list co-ordinator Alison Callaghan by completing the form on our Waiting List Application


We are always looking for ways to raise money for the upkeep of our halls.  Money we raise is used for the hall upkeep as well as buying and replacing equipment and financing indoor and outdoor activities for our boys and girls. If you have any ideas or would like to make a contribution please contact us or discuss your idea with any of the Leaders.



20th Glasgow (1st Milngavie) Scouts

Scout Hall
37 Main Street
G62 6BX

Charity Number SCO16410