Activities, Competitions & Events

Sep 22

JS Footgolf

10:30 - 12:00Vogrie Country Park

Time to test how good your ball skills really are by coming along and having a game of Footgolf as part of the Junior Section events this session.

As the footgolf starts at 10.30 we advise you arrive in good time for registration and giving yourself time to walk along from the car park.

Uniform must be worn and a special activity consent form is required for all children participating, without a completed form unfortunately will result in non-participation.

The cost is:

£3 per child

£6 per leader

There you go simple as that, just make sure your entry is in by the closing date.


late entries will not be accepted

Oct 05

Canoeing / Kayaking Training Course

Craggan Outdoor Centre

Edinburgh, Leith & District Battalion  has organised another paddlesport training weekend to take place from Friday 5th - Sunday 7th October 2018 at Craggan Outdoor Centre:

  • primarily to develop Members & Leaders personal paddling skills, and
  • secondly, to give Members & Leaders the opportunity to gain British Canoeing awards & in-house training.

The training course has been primarily designed for Seniors (S4 to S6) and Leaders in The Boys’ Brigade, but the course is also open to those in Company Section (P7 to S3). The training course is of particular benefit to Companies that regularly use Craggan Outdoor Centre and its paddlesport equipment.

Some of the British Canoeing awards & in-house training that can be worked towards during the training weekend include:

  • Young people:  Paddlepower Start; Paddlepower Passport; and possibly Paddlepower Discover*
  • Adults: Paddlesport Start; 1 Star; 2 Star*; 3 Star Open Canoe; 3 Star White Water Kayak
  • In-house safety and rescue training

* This is a 2-day course aiming to cover the 2 Star syllabus.  There is no requirement to get assessed, but is an option over the 2 days.  The coaches will work with you developing your knowledge, understanding and performance in the kayak & canoe against the 2 Star syllabus.  If, for whatever reason, the coaches don’t get through the whole 2 Star syllabus, participants don’t wish to get assessed and/or coaches defer participants’ assessments, a follow up 2 Star assessment will be scheduled in the Central Belt of Scotland at the end of August / beginning of September.

If you would like to gain a 3 Star Open Canoe or 3 Star White Water Kayak award, please contact before booking.

The estimated cost of the training course is £30 per Member/Leader.  This includes accommodation, coaching and use of equipment.  Participants must arrange own transport and meals for the weekend.

Participant places are limited to 8, but this may increase for which a waiting list will be in operation.  Bookings will be taken on a first come, first severed basis.


Oct 14

CS Indoor Football

6pm - 9pmOriam, Heriot Watt University

Indoor 5-a-side football event being scheduled for this session, will be done in 2 age categories (P7 – S3) and (S3-S6).

Companies are welcome to submit joint teams which may be of benefit to our smaller groups and ensures the events are open to all.   

Please wear sports kit for those participating, further details may follow with regards to appropriate footwear and rules of use for the venue.  Also suggest water bottles are brought along.

Entry fee - £15.00 per team*.  This event is being subsidised by the Battalion.


Please also remember to have completed Special Consent forms for each participant on the night.


Nov 13

CS&S Swimming Gala

18:45Musselburgh Sports Centre

The Company Section Swimming Gala will take place on Tuesday 13th November 2018 at Musselburgh Sports Centre.

There are 10 heats in total which cover the 3 age categories (Junior, Intermediate & Senior).  Please complete the entry form accurately and return the the office.  There are no restrictions to the number of participants for each heat however companies can only submit one relay team.


Please ensure each participant has completed a Special Activity Consent form 


Nov 24

JS Swimming Gala

14:30 - 16:30Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, Edinburgh, EH6 8JQ

The Annual Junior Section Swimming event is coming up soon which consists of 6 individual events and finally a relay event to end the day on.

If you have participants in your company who would like to take part this time around please read the rules and complete the entry form with the names of those wishing to race in each category.

Each participant must also complete a Special Activity consent form.



Nov 27

CS&S Musician of the Year

19:15North Esk Church Musselburgh

The Young Musician of the Year event will be held once again with the options of entering under the Junior Class (P7-S2), Open Class (all) or for those who wish to go the extra mile they can of course choose to enter both classes.

You must wear uniform and bring your chosen instrument of choice with you on the evening with the exception of any pianists out there who will be provided a piano on the night and will be allowed time to familiarise themselves with this at the time.

Cost: £2 per entrant

Closing Date:  17th November

However a decision may be made on 13th November as to whether the event is viable to go ahead with based on numbers entered at this time.

Full information and rules are provided on the information sheets.

Dec 07

CS&S Physical Training

7.30pm - 9pmPenicuik North Kirk, Penicuik, EH26 8AG

48th Edinburgh will be hosting the Company Section PT event in Penicuik this session.

Full details along with the exercises to be performed can be found on the entry form.

Cost: £5 per team



Jan 13

JS Indoor Football

13:00 - 17:00Meadowmill Sports Centre

The JS indoor football event is taking place on Sunday 13th January at Meadowmill Sports Centre from 1pm.

P4/5 teams will be 6-a-side and are permitted to have a pool of upto 8 players.  

P6 teams will be run as a 5-a-side event with a pool of 7 players.  

Please read the entry form for full details but please note composite teams are welcome.

Entry forms should be completed and returned to the office.  Special Activity Consent forms are required to be completed for each participant.




Jan 25

CS Table Tennis Tournament

19:30 - 21:00Craigmount High School

The Table Tennis Tournament will be run on the evening of 26th January 2018 at Craigmount High School which is open to all companies to enter and participate in. 

During the evening there will also be Badminton Courts available to use in between matches.

All levels and abilities welcome to join in so no excuses not to sign up and we hope to see you all there.



Feb 03

CS&S Badminton

4.45pm for Doubles 6.15pm for Singles Forrester & St Augustine

The Annual Badminton event takes place on Sunday 3rd February 2019 at Forrester and St Augustine.

Both Doubles and Singles events take place on the same evening, with the Doubles registration taking place at 5.00pm (registration 4.45 at latest) followed by the singles event at 6.30pm (registration at 6.15prompt).

Own racquets must be brought along.

Cost is £2.50 per person for the singles and £2.50 per team for the doubles event.  





Feb 08

JS Quiz Night Finals

7.30pmPortobello and Joppa Parish Church Hall

The ever popular Quiz night will be be back but lets see if your Company are up for the challenge and can make it all the way through to the big Finals night.

All Companies will be sent out a quiz sheet to complete early January in your own halls with the highest scorers from this round then being invited to attend the Finals night on 8th February 2019

Cost:  FREE

The event runs for approximately 1 hour with the quiz starting at 7.30pm.

Keep checking back for further details and look out for the quiz sheet coming to you!



Feb 22

CS&S Worship



Please keep checking back for updates on this event

Mar 01

CS Quiz Night


New event being added to the Calendar 

Please keep checking back for updates on the event

Mar 08

CS Adventure Weekend

Craggan Outdoor Centre

The Battalion is hosting a Company Section Activity Weekend from 8th - 10th March 2019 at Craggan Outdoor Centre to provide residential opportunties within the Battalion. 

The Battalion will organise transport to and from Craggan Outdoor Centre.  It will also look after the catering.

The cost for the activity weekend is £50 per Member and Leaders are free-of-charge*.  This includes travel, accommodation, meals and outdoor activities.

 *1 Leader is free-of-charge for every four Members.  The cost for extra Leaders is £50 per Leader.

 Come join us for a weekend of fun, fellowship and adventure.

Entry forms will be available soon.

Spaces are limited and will be issued on a first come basis, but at the same time will do our best to accommodate as many companies as possible.

Please contact the office if you have any questions or queries regarding the above weekend.

Entries to be sent to by the closing date.

If all spaces have not been filled by the closing date the camp will be opened up to include those within Junior Section.


 Please feel free to print the poster and use it to advertise the weekend within your Company

Mar 23

JS eGames Tournament


New event coming up later this session for the Junior Section


Please keep checking back for updates on this


Apr 27

CS Tubing Session

15:00 - 16:00HIllend Ski Centre

Grab your big rubber rings and your gloves and get ready for an session of some Tubing fun at Hillend.

Open to the Company section members this is sure to be a good laugh for those taking part.

Spaces are limited to 20 for this event and will be allocated on a first come basis but we will accommodate as many companies as possible.  If needs be and the demand is high enough we will look at running further sessions.

No special clothing or equipment is required but warm clothing is advised.

Own transport to and from the venue must be arranged.

As always dont forget to have a completed Special Activity form completed for each individual attending on the day.

CLOSING DATE:  29th March 2019 (but may close earlier when fully booked)

Apr 27

JS Fun Golf Event

14:00North Berwick Childrens Course

The Junior Section Golf Event is back and and following the success of last sessio it will once again being held at North Berwick Childrens Course.

This event is open to all children within the Junior Section age group with no previous golfing skills needed. 

Please complete the entry form and ensure each participant has completed a Special Activity from.

Cost £4 per child 



Apr 27

CS Beginners Skiing Session

16:30 - 18:30Hillend Ski Centre

Get ready to hit the ski slopes

Open to the Company section members this is sure to be a good laugh for those taking part.

Spaces are limited to 12 for this event and will be allocated on a first come basis but we will accommodate as many companies as possible.  If needs be and the demand is high enough we will look at running further sessions.

Updates on what clothing is advised will follow in due course

Own transport to and from the venue must be arranged.

As always dont forget to have a completed Special Activity form completed for each individual attending on the day.

CLOSING DATE:  29th March 2019 (but may close earlier when fully booked)

May 04

Beating Retreat

19:30 - 20:30 (New Start Time)Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile

Beating Retreat 

A slight change to the proceedings this time around with an earlier start time set to take place in the hopes that we can get the benefit of the early evening sunshine for the duration of the evening.

The Evening start with the bands holding a short performance at 6.30pm in Parliament Square, which will lead on to the Parade moving upto the Castle Esplande where the Beating Retreat will commence at 7.30pm.


Please keep checking back for further information and updates.



May 11

AS & JS Aquadash

Commonwealth Pool

The end of session joint event for the Anchors and Juniors is already in the planning and is looking to be an Aquadash session at the Commie pool.

This is the provisional date and may be subject to change

Further details will be available as soon as we have dates and information confirmed



May 15

Pitch & Putt

18:15 Bruntsfield Links Short Hole Course

The Company Section Pitch and Putt Event and will be held on Wednesday 15th May 2019.


Further Details will be made available soon along with the entry forms.

Any questions please get in touch.


May 19

Guard of Honour

8.45amSt Giles' Catherdal

The Battalion has again been asked to provide a Guard of Honour for the Lord High Commissioner His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry KT KBE, prior to the Church of Scotland General Assembly worship on Sunday 19 May 2019 at St Giles Cathedral.

Following the inspection, the parade will march back and attend morning sercice at St Andrew's and St George's West Church with refreshments being provided afterwards.

As this is an honour to be invited to and part of we would be delighted for all our Companies to look at participating in this event.

The Guard of Honour Parade participation invite is also open to all Scottish Battalions, with many having joined us in the past.  

Full information can be found on the Entry Forms which will be available in due course, please select the form appropriate for your Battalion.  



If you have any questions please do get in touch with the office

Jun 20

Royal Highland Show 2019

8.30am (Thurs/Fri) 7.30am (Sat)Ingliston


Further details for attending this ever popular event will become available in 2019, please keep checking back for updates