Everton:- Greenock District Scout Camp
The long established site covers roughly five acres. However this has been increased substantially by Inverclyde Council’s recent transfer of a further 35 acres of adjacent fields on a 99 year lease.
This new ground enhances the potential of the Camp and will provide the opportunity for massive development and the establishment of additional outdoor activity facilities. As a first step, a new car park area has been established immediately outside the gates of Everton.
The Lodge House provides indoor accommodation facilities enabling year round use.
The Campsite provides facilities for camping and as a base for training together with adventure activities.
These facilities have been improved by the addition of two new toilet units which include a dedicated Special Needs section.
For making these superb toilet units possible, our sincere thanks are expressed to:-
Awards for All, Garfield Weston Foundation, People’s Postcode Trust, Scout Association Treloar Fund, Scouts Scotland Special Needs Fund, The Clothworkers Foundation, The Rank Foundation and The Robertson Trust
Our range of Outdoor Adventure Activities has been improved by the addition of a Zip Slide, Crate Climb and Low Rope Course. A Zorb Ball is also available on a restricted use basis. The new additions have been provided by generous donations from the People’s Postcode Trust and Children in Need. We are confident that they will prove to be a major attraction to our young people On their behalf, we express sincere thanks to the People’s Postcode Trust and Children In Need for the funding necessary for these new feature. View the page on the right hand side – ‘Outdoor Activities’ for further information and to view a selection of photographs.
With the aid of Scottish Scout Headquarters, three campsites have been rotovated, destoned and returfed while a fourth ste is still to be completed, Work has included improving the field drainage across the campsite together with general upgrading of the lodge and contained toilets.
Once again, we are grateful to the People’s Postcode Trust for providing funding which has enabled ground cultivation machinery to be purchased.
Due to further funding from both Scouts Scotland and the Scout Association, we have been able to lay new pathways from our central car park up to the church area and round to the site that has been made suitable for use by our Special Needs Group.
With the assistance of the People’s Postcode Trust, we have been able to lay an Astroturf surface on the floor of the old swimming pool. As the pool is now often used as a soft play area it will be a more friendly environment for young people to play in
Click on the logo alongside to view improvements as they are made.
Click on the photograph of the Lodge House to view a further selection of views.
Outdoor Camping is available at all times between April and October subject to a Permit Holder attending.
Over the year, there are continuous enquiries for use of the Lodge.
Prior to making requests, please view availability by clicking on to the booking calender below:-
Enquiries and bookings should be directed to Paul Laverty:- e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org
To arrange for uplifting of keys, contact Ian Spence:- e-mail – email@example.com Tel. No 01475 521697 t
It is preferable that fee payments are made at the time of use.
If paid late, contact should be made with Jim Bell:- e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org Tel No 01475 799381