On the 5th December Active Support are holding their first social event since before Covid19. It will be a low key affair but will allow members to meet up without a paintbrush, spade or screwdriver in their hands.

Meeting at Beechwood at 13.30, we will have a 1.5 hour walk taking in some of the main features of Stirling before returning to Beechwood for a cuppa, cake and a blether. Members should contact Colin if they wish to go, as should any members who want to skip the walk but join the rest afterwards at Beechwood. We will wind up at about 16.00.

If anyone else would like to join us and find out more about Active Support, please contact Colin Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. or visit the ABOUT US section of this website

The main training page has been updated :
First Aid (First Response) is primarily delivered as follows :
Module 10A - First Aid Theoryhttps://hampshire-scouts.thinkific.com/courses/firstresponse (this must be completed before attending 10B and takes around 2.5hours)
Module 10B - First Aid Practical -
Stirling & Trossachs courses available via  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
The next course with availability is :

When: Saturday 27 November

Where: Dunblane Scout Hall
Sessions: 1.45 - 2.30 / 2.30 - 3.45 / 3.45 - 4.00
To book a place leaders should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (and must have completed Module 10A) 
11 December  1-4pm
Other courses available via :



You are invited to participate in the virtual TWENTY SEVENTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of STIRLING AND TROSSACHS SCOUT COUNCIL to be held on Thursday, 28th OCTOBER 2021 at 7.30pm.


This will be a zoom meeting.

  • GSL’s are requested to invite Leaders, Group Committees, and parents whose participation will be very much appreciated.
  • Join Zoom Meeting


               Meeting ID: 916 3064 6062

               Passcode: Y9sCi3 

  • If you have any comments/queries on the accounts, please contact the Treasurer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gilmour Cuthbertson

District Secretary

CONDUCT OF MEETINGS under the Constitution

At meetings of the STSC, a quorum shall consist of 10 members present in person except that, if a meeting is not quorate, it shall be rearranged for a date, time and place decided by the District Executive Committee and the rearranged meeting shall proceed whether or not a quorum is present.

The quorum at meetings of the District Executive Committee shall be 6 members present in person, and the District Executive Committee shall set the quorum for meetings of its sub-committees.

Except as provided in clause 9 below, decisions at meetings of the STSC, the District

Executive Committee and its sub-committees shall be determined by a simple

majority of the votes cast in person by those entitled to vote. The chairman of the

meeting shall not have a casting vote and, in the event of an equal number of votes

being cast for and against a proposal, it shall be declared that the proposal has not

been carried.

No changes have been suggested to the quorums under the constitution



  1. Welcome
  2. Roll call
  3. Apologies
  4. Call for Additional Business
  5. Approval of the Minutes of the 2020 AGM      For a copy please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  6. Treasurer’s Report and Presentation of the 2020/2021 TAR and Accounts    For a copy please contact   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  7. Election of Office Bearers

Hon President – Miss Dorothy C Kinloch OBE DL

Chair – DC nomination



  1. Election of District Executive Committee (see page 1 of the accounts for present members)

6 DC Nominated Members

  • Lay Members
  1. Election of Independent Examiner of Accounts
  2. 10. Election/continuation of Representative to Forth Region Executive Committee – 2 year appointment      
  3. 11. DC Report


As some of you will already know, after 7 years in the post of Booking Secretary, Carla Wilson has stepped down from the role, but we have been very lucky in finding such an able replacement in Catherine Collington. Cath is already getting to grips with the booking procedures, and it has been something of a baptism of fire as she has had to deal with the start up of the centre for day use and then for camping. I'm sure you will find Cath every bit as helpful as Carla in dealing with your bookings and enquiries.

I would like to thank Carla for her tireless work over the years, for being our first point of contact for the site, and the quiet competance with which she dealt with the unusual and unexpected, as well as the mundane. I know that latterly she was finding it challenging, due to extra pressures at work caused by the Covid pandemic, and I am sure you will join with me in wishing Carla all the best.

We are also at this time carrying out a review of our booking process. An amended procedure will in place for next year, details of which will be uploaded to the Invertrossachs webpages in late November, and will include a new Booking Form, Payment Form, and Water Activity Enquiry Form. 

Colin Smith (Warden, Invertrossachs)

Our District Commissioner, Jo Cookson, is very pleased to announce the following appointments within the District Team.


  • Deputy District Commissioner  - Mark Wright
  • District Explorer Administrator - Julie Gough
  • Assistant District Commissioner Youth Involvement  - Gwen Wells & Caitlin Campbell (job share)


Congratulations to you all and good luck in your new roles! (and don't panic, none of them are giving up any of their existing roles within Groups or District just yet!)

A couple more roles will likely be announced shortly!

We have created a Water Sports Information Document to explain all things water based!

We are hoping this resource will be useful for those wanting to find out more about what is on offer and how to get involved and gain a permit. 

A link to the document can be found HERE or in the Resources -> Water Activities -> Water Sports Information section of the website. 

If you have any questions please get in touch with one of the water team.

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