Scout Group Collects for Blythswood Care Shoebox Appeal

The Scout Group are are again collecting items for the Blythswood Care Shoebox appeal. To help us fill up some make up empty shoeboxes for which will be sent to Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Ukraine, Romania and Serbia.

Donations of a few items below, would really be appreciated. The closing date is Friday 1st November 2019. 

All items should be brought to the Scout Hall, in the evening, remember there are no Beavers and Cubs on Monday or Tuesday (21st or 22nd)

We would appreciate donations of the following:


  • Hat/scarf,gloves  (or substitute one of them for a warm jumper)
  • Small Toy (For Boys and Girls such as Cars, Dolls, Balls)
  • Toiletries (NO TALCUM POWDER) such as: Soap, Shampoo, Face cloth/ Moist wipes , Deodorant, Moisturising Cream or Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Comb/Brush
  • Clothes
  • Underwear
  • Socks/Tights
  • Miscellaneous
  • New Make-up
  • Sewing Equipment
  • Household Candles
  • Pens/Pencils/Sharpeners
  • Notepads/ Colouring books
  • Rulers/Rubbers
  • Sweets( No chocolate or any other food)‘Best Before’ date March 2020 No loose sweets, lollies or undated bags of sweets).
  • (T-Shirts/Pyjamas/Jumpers/Shirts) etc

We would also appreciate empty shoeboxes, with a lid if you have any empty ones

The Categories are : Girl 3-7, Girl 8-12, Girl 13-16, Woman, Elderly Woman, Boy 3-7, Boy 8-12, Boy 13-16,Man                                          

Further details of the appeal and the Blythswood Care Charity are at
Thank you.

Richard Fairbairn
Group Scout Leader
14th Midlothian Bonnyrigg Scout Group