Dundee District Scout Council

Douglaswood Campsite and Training Centre

The site is a former RAF radar installation, is completely enclosed with several original war structures. There are two accommodation buildings, the Larg Centre which has a sleeping capacity of 34 people in bunk beds and the Carolina Lodge which can sleep 24 people also on bunk beds, both buildings have free password protected wifi.

The camping areas can hold approximately 350 campers and is split up into 10 individual sites. Each site has its own wood pile and nearby water tap.  They also have altar fires and tables which are easily accessible from the site. All wood is free of charge.
We have a wide range of onsite activities to suite all ages including obstacle course, nature trail and bouldering wall.
The facilities are available for use all year round for long and short visits.  We also facilitate evening and midweek use, as well as weekends and school holidays.  We have an onsite wet weather centre to accommodate everyone’s needs in our ever changing Scottish weather.

Douglaswood is located 9 miles from Dundee City Centre just off the B978.  There are many places within a 10 mile radius that can be perfect for a day off site. Dundee has a variety of activities such as indoor skate park, cinema, Olympia swimming, McManus galleries and ice arena as well as many historic sites such as the RRS Discovery, Frigate Unicorn and Verdant Works. Monikie Country Park is a 5 minute drive from our site and provides a wide range of activities as well as ranger guided activities. Crombie country park is also nearby only a 10 minute drive and provides a range of water sports as well as a guided nature walk.  If you have any queries regarding the site please drop us an e-mail to:





Events Diary

Regional training event - modules 12b - 19

Leader Training Modules 12b-19
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District Flag Camping Competition

Annual Camping Competition for Scouts, showcasing camping standards, outdoor cooking, teamwork and leadership
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Centenary Fun Camp

An opportunity for all Cubs and Cub Leaders to celebrate the Cubs 100th Year.
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Cub Flag

The Annual Outdoor based competition open to all Cub Packs in Dundee.
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Cubs 100 Sleepover

Another event to mark the Cubs 109th Birthday. This one being slightly different.
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Gleniffer Challenge and Camp

A challenge hike and an activities based camp at Lapwing Lodge near Paisley. Individual Troops have attend the event previously, and this year will be co-ordinated by the District.
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PL/APL Training Weekend

A weekend to give Scouts the chance to learn new skills in Teamwork and Leadership. Partially funded by Cashback for Communities
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Promise Party

The final big event in the Cub Centenary Year
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