Come and Join the 104th
The 104th are a busy North Edinburgh group with active Beaver, Cub and Scout sections.
Formerly known as 4th Leith, we have been in Goldenacre since we formed in 1910, and in our current hall since 1953.
Beavers (6 – 8yrs) Meet on Tuesdays 6.15 to 7.15pm
Cubs (8 – 10.5yrs) Meet on Mondays 6.30 to 8.00pm
Scouts (10.5 – 14yrs) Meet on Fridays 7.30 to 9.00pm
Our hall in South Trinity Road, Edinburgh was opened in 1957 (see the video here!) and has been an excellent home to our Scout group ever since.
Given the age of the building, we need to undertake a major refurbishment project to support scouting in the 21st century and to make the property more accessible to a wider range of community users. Plans for this exciting development have already been approved and include renewal of the roof, improved insulation, upgrading of toilets and new storage areas for camping and adventure equipment.
The Scout Group has a fundraising plan but due to Covid, much of the planned activities have been delayed. One of the ways in which you can support us is by ‘Buying a Brick’. Donor names will be recorded on a Roll of Donors which will be displayed in the new hall and on our website to allow future generations of Scouts and hall users to appreciate the help provided by benefactors.
80 year ago, on 26th September 1941, the first of a monthly series of newsletters was published by the 4th Leith (now the 104th Edinburgh North East) Rovers. The newsletters continued until December 1946. At that time, Rovers was the oldest scout section, with scouts joining the unit at age 17.
The Rover Crew was a tight knit group of friends who were separated due to World War Two. Wherever they were across the globe; in the military (either active or in Prisoner of War camps) or civilian services, the 4th Leith Rover Bulletin kept members in touch with each other.
Over the course of 60 monthly newsletters, these remarkable documents allow us to track each member of the remarkable Crew throughout the war years, showing us where they all were (exact locations were sometimes censored) and what they got up to.
To celebrate, and remember the positive spirit of the Crew, we have digitised the typewritten originals, and intend to publish each copy of the Bulletin 80 years to the day when it was first published. Readers can either keep an eye on our group website or subscribe to our Group Twitter account (@104thENEScouts) which will notify readers when each newsletter is published.
We hope readers will enjoy following the exploits of the Crew and, to help us develop a fuller picture of each individual, we would welcome input from any members of the scouting family who may have known, or know of, any of the individuals involved
104th Edinburgh North East Scout Group is a registered Scottish Charity No. SC029283