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We are an Explorer Scout Unit for young people aged 14-18 based in Fairmilehead Edinburgh. We are always looking to provide the best development oppertunities for our members. Have a look around our site, if you would like to join us as a member or volunteer then please get in touch.

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SMESU Edinburgh

We provide opportunities to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Mark Hewitt, one of our Explorer Scout Leaders, has passed away.


Almost four years ago, at the age of 23, Mark joined the SMESU leadership team and brought his trademark positive, fun and energetic attitude. He committed his life to supporting and developing children and young people through his teaching, Scouting and extensive youth work. He always had time for each and every Explorer Scout and Leader and truly valued the quality relationships he developed. From adventures outdoors and developing skills, to performing at our recent Christmas Concert, Mark lead by example with passion, love and support for all.


Scouting’s Founder Robert Baden Powell once said ‘The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.’ Mark embodied this each and every day. Our thoughts are with everyone who had the privilege of knowing Mark. He will always be remembered at SMESU for his friendship and massive contribution to the lives of others.


The SMESU Explorers and Leaders will work together over the next few weeks to remember, honour and recognise Mark’s service to the unit and Scouting.

Mark Hewitt