About us

The JNI Scout Group has provided Scouting activities for young people in the west of Paisley area for over 100 years, and now offers activities for both girls and boys from the ages of 6 to 18 on various nights of the week. If you think a young person you know would be interested in taking part in adventurous activities, then please feel free to explore the site and get in touch using the Contact Us form.

Sections / Leaders

Young people joining Scouts will join one of four sections, depending on their age. Each of the sections delivers a varied programme of activities to suit the age range of the members. All of the sections are open to both girls and boys.

  • Beavers are 6 to 8 years. 
  • Cubs are aged from 8 to 10½ years.
  • Scouts are aged from 10½ to 14 years. 
  • Explorers are aged from 14 to 18 years. 

On reaching the age of 18, members can also stay involved with the movement as a member of the Scout Network.

The Group Scout Leader is Stephen Allan who has been a long standing member of Scouting in the District having previously been Cub Leader and District Commissioner.

Hall Rental

The Group headquarters are in the former Martyrs Parish Church, within the grounds of Woodside Crematorium. The Bield Community hall contains 3halls (two of which are open to the public), two climbing walls, access to indoor archery, fully functional kitchen space and disabled access.

If you are interested in renting the hall for parties or clubs please contact us.


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