Welcome to our website, where 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.

Beavers (6–8)

Cubs (8-10½)
Scouts (10½–14)

Explorer Scouts (14–18)

Welcome Back to 2018/19 Scouts


Welcome back to all our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Leaders and parents and particularly to all of those joining the worldwide family of Scouts for the first time. We are all looking forward to another exciting Scouting year ahead of us.


2019 Milngavie Trail Race - Sunday 2nd June

results, picture and comments click here

New Season Forms for completion

Personal Information form.xls
Microsoft Excel Table 34.0 KB
Subs GA form 2017 18.xls
Microsoft Excel Table 29.0 KB
Subs letter 2017F.doc
Microsoft Word Document 41.5 KB

Can you help?

The 20th group is run entirely by volunteers and that includes our hardworking leaders.
We urgently require people/parents to assist with the background operational running of the Hall and Scout Group.  We urgently require a Group Chairperson and we also have several other vacancies for committee members. More...

A hike up The Whangie

Scout Trio recognition for community service

Three Scout Leaders from Milngavie, Gordon Hobden, Sandy Bennet and Ian McCreadie, were recognised by East Dunbartonshire recently for their service to the local community. Between them they have amassed a total of almost 100 years of service to the Scout movement of which 60 has been with the 20th Glasgow (1st Milngavie) Scout Group. Local Councillor Jim Gibbons nominated the trio to attend a Tea with the Provost event where they were each awarded a certificate by East Dunbartonshire’s Provost Una Walker.

Dates for your diary this Autumn...

Achievements, Awards & Activities

Another successful spring clean up

We had a small but hardworking group of Leaders and parents for this year's Spring Clean Work Party. They spent the day digging out the last dozen or so tree stumps in the grassed area at the back of the hall as well as digging pits for 14 fence posts along the top of the steep banking, the posts were then concreted in place and a top rail fitted. The next stage is to fit a second lower rail and attach around 25 metres of chespale fencing to complete the job. We also took delivery of a large number of concrete slabs courtesy of Ian Whitfield (thanks Ian). These will be used to form some steps at the North side of the site leading down to the lower level. They will also also help us create a level area around the proposed campfire circle.

A 'Thank You' from Scouting Friends in Germany

In September we had an emergency call from a group of 5 Scout Leaders from the Hannover area of Germany who had arrived in Milngavie planning to walk the West Highland Way, unfortunately their luggage was delayed so they had no equipment and nowhere to stay. Ian and Sandy met them and arranged for them to stay over in the Scout hall and then helped collect their luggage when it finally did arrive at Glasgow Airport. The German Scout Leaders were then able to continue their trip and successfully complete the West Highland Way. They also climbed Ben Nevis and bought a couple of kilts as well. When they got back to Germany they sent us the following thank you letter (in English) and enclosed some photos of their trip as well.
"thank you for your overwhelming, selfless help. In our situation with nothing but the things we were wearing there was no better thing that could have happened than to see your lovely Scout Hall. We don't know what we would have done without you guys. We enjoyed the time in Milngavie very much. We still are impressed by your culture of Scouting in Scotland. We wish you all the best. Greetings from our Scout Leader Troop DPSG Elze.
signed Uwe, Steffen, Hendrik, Christian and Haym
They have sent us one of their Group necks which we will now display in the Committee room.

Pioneering Fun:

Our boys and girls had a fun night practising their pioneering skills using our outside space and poles of wood we also gain from our outside space.

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. For more info...

We have a Waiting List

At the moment all our evening scouting groups are full, however this can change frequently especially at the beginning of terms etc so if you are looking for a space please contact our new waiting list co-ordinator Alison Callaghan by completing the form on our Waiting List Application


Some more scouting pictures, this time of a recent investiture.
Six new members (on the night), including three new girls. That makes four girls in the troop....on that note....are you a mum looking for adventure, have some spare time...why not help our kids and the Scouts by becoming a leader?  We already have a couple of female leaders but the more the merrier!


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 toys and financing indoor and outdoor activities for our boys. If you have any ideas or would like to make a contribution please contact us. More...



20th Glasgow (1st Milngavie) Scouts

Scout Hall
45-49 Main Street
G62 6BX