6th East Kilbride Scout Group

Welcome to the online home of the 6th East Kilbride Scout Group, one of four Scout Groups in the town.  Our Scout Group was registered on the 10th April 1961, and was based at the Congregational Church (later known as Righead United Reformed Church) on Carnegie Hill before moving to East Kilbride Reformed Church on Old Coach Road in 2024.

Our Scout Group has a Beaver Colony, a Cub Pack, a Scout Troop and an Explorer Scout Unit.

We are part of the Strathcalder District and Clyde Scout Region.

We believe in preparing young people with skills for life. We encourage our young people to do more, learn more and be more no matter if they are Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts or Explorer Scouts

Each week, we give over 60 young people the opportunity to enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed. We’re talking about teamwork, leadership and resilience – skills that have helped Scouts become everything from teachers and social workers to astronauts and Olympians.

We are a co-educational group who offer membership to boys and girls.  We believe that supporting people to reach their full potential is important, and we do this by offering a balanced programme.

If you think Scouting is just about boys, tents and woggles.  Join the adventure and let us change your mind.

Our sections


Beavers are aged between 5.75-8 years and take part and enjoy an active, exciting, fun and adventurous program of activities. We aim to have fun, try new things and grow the beavers in confidence & independence.


Cub Scouts (aged 8 to 10.5) enjoy new adventures while making new friends along the way. Their commitment is recognised by over thirty activity badges. As well as regular weekly meeting, Cub Scouts also enjoy activity days and a variety of camps.


Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. Participation rather than meeting set standards is the key approach, and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenges awards and activity badges.


Explorers are a go-getting group of young people aged 14 to 18. Together, they make up the fourth section of the Scouts. Week in and week out, they gather in groups called Units to try new things, make new friends and conquer the small task of changing the world.

Why scouting?


Scouting helps children and young adults reach their full potential. Scouting develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.


Under pinning Scouting is adventure. A great way to bond and build life time friendships and often introducing young people to new activites. Skiing, camping, hiking, kayaking are some of the adventurous activities we have undertaken.


Its not all serious, having fun is they key. Having time to relax and a laugh.