Great news!

We’ve registered with easyfundraising, it’s a great site where you can help 1st Forres Scouts raise funds simply by doing your everyday online shopping!

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Every time you shop, we receive a small donation to say ‘thank you!’ It’s completely free and over £27M has been raised for causes just like us so far.

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Scout section

The Scout section have updated their Gallery, need to know what they have been up to? Click Scouts, gallery and take a look….hint, training camps, orienteering and model making…..

Request for Help

Dear Parents

We are writing to ask for your help. As a group we have been operating in Forres for 110 years due to the dedication of our community giving up their time to keep all sections running. We now find ourselves in the position of needing a new treasurer, new leaders and assistants in order to keep all our sections running smoothly and to comply with safety regulations.

If you think you would like to find out more about how you can help please can you get in touch with our GSL John Innes at:

Thank You

John Innes GSL on behalf of 1st Forres Scouts

Beavers visit the pet shop

Recently, members of the colony visited Pets at Home in Elgin.  They had a great time learning about how to look after small animals.  See how they got on by visiting the gallery page under the Beaver tab.

Forres Scouts, a 110 year history

1st Forres Scouts – The Call for Old Members!

Started in 1908 the Forres Troop have continued for the past 110 years as a part of the community, holding events, helping in the community and most importantly giving the boys and girls of Forres an opportunity to pick up life skills like to no other.

2018 is the 110th Anniversary of the 1st Forres Scouts and as such we are looking for old members & leaders to get back in contact with old pictures/stories/trophies – we are building up an archive of all this Forres Scouts as a display to remember all those who have played a part in making the group what it is today.

If you do have any old photos/stories or anything of that sort please get in contact with us! Your help makes our special anniversary celebrations even more special!

Keep an eye out both online here, the “Forres: Then and Now” facebook page and in the Gazette for what we get up to this year.

You can contact any of our leaders, our Group Scout Leader – John Innes or our Chairperson Jenny Davies

Emergency SMS

Have you ever wondered what you would do if you needed emergency help but had no network on your mobile telephone or the signal is too weak for a voice call.  You can use your phone to send emergency texts to 999 but you must register it first and that is best done NOW before you need it for real.

Click on this link EMERGENCY SMS and register your mobile.  Its easy, its free, it could save someones life.