Leith Foxes Elfins & Pioneers


Phone: 07938 396 320
Location: Leith Primary School, St Andrews Park, Edinburgh, EH6 7EG
Meeting time: Wednesdays at 17:45

We are a group of mostly elfins (6-9) and pioneers (10-12), around 20 children most weeks. We have a small number of venturers who mostly meet once a month with other venturers from the other Edinburgh groups. 

We meet 5:45pm to 7pm on Wednesdays.

We mostly do our activities all together rather than splitting up by age.

We meet at Leith Community Croft & Pots at Leith Links in the summer. During the winter weeks we meet at Leith Primary School gym (though we do venture out in the dark sometimes).

You will find us building dens, making fires on the beach, riding bikes, orienteering, carving wood and playing games in the park. Indoor sessions include a wide variety of games, craft activities, music and challenges. We enjoy camps and hostel weekends, either with other Edinburgh groups or sometimes in very small informal arrangements.

The group is organised by a core of parents, though sessions are led by other parents, and children, and we’ve had non-parent volunteers help us as well. We have a great range of enthusiasms and skills among our children and adults, meaning we’re always trying new things and finding new ways to have fun.

If you wish to come along to get involved, or just to see what it’s all about please email us or phone Gareth on garethoverton@gmail.com or 07772 396552.