Dundee District Scout Council

The District Team

Dundee District is led and managed by Samantha Simmons, District Commissioner.
Samantha joined scouting at age of 15 (was originally Girls Brigade!!!) when joining the Venture Scouts, she became a leader with the 26th Group in the Beaver section when 18 and has been there ever since.

She became Beaver Commissioner then Deputy District Commissioner and took over as District Commissioner in 2011.

"Scouting opens up a world of challenges, opertunities, fun and friendship. I have had the chance to do things I never thought I would do and share them with amazing friends."

Having ever only worked with pre-schoolers, in 2002 Susan Smith became a parent helper with the 5th Beaver Colony. "I have never looked back, I was hooked." She became an ABSL in 2004, BSL in 2009 and in 2014 was appointed ADC Beavers. 

"Since my involvement in Scouting I have faced and overcome many challenges, met some inspirational people and made many good friends. Giving Young People the chance to do the same is a privilege and great fun."


Stuart Ramsay has been involved in Scouting since joining the 22nd cubs back in 1981. He then remained in the group throughout the cubs and scouts before moving on to the Venture Scouts. After a short period as what would now be called a young leader at the 7th cubs he ret

urned to the 22nd Group first to help in the Beavers before moving on to the Cubs a few months later back in 1988 where he has been ever since, eventually becoming Cub Leader in 1993.

Having served on the Area and District Cub Teams Stuart was appointed ADC Cubs in the summer of 2009.

"Scouting has gaven me so much enjoyment and the chance to do things and visit places I would never had the chance to do otherwise as well as making many great friends

Paul Smith is our ADC for Adult Training. He has been a leader with the 26th since 2008, where he originally began Scouting in the 1970's (yes he is that old!!). 
Professionally Paul is a Registered Nurse and he delivered the Module 10 training before taking on this ADC role.



Barry Ross is our ADC Scouts and Joined Scouting as beaver at the 7th in 1990 and stayed until he was a Scout. After a break from Scouting Barry came back as a Cub leader with the 5th then due to moving house he joined the 45th Scouts as an ASL then onto SL and finally moving to the Commissioner team in 2012 as ADC Scouts. Having helped out Backstage for a few years at Gang Show in 2014 he decided to go on stage.

The best part of my role is visiting the Sections and presenting awards. There is no greater pride than the smile on a Scouts face when they receive the Highest award in Scouts of Chief Scout Gold. Even as a leader you get so much out of Scouting from new friends to new challenges and every day I put on my necker I do something different.


Paul Thomson's Scouting life started back in 1981 as a Cub in the 34th St Columba's Scout Group. Working his way through the sections he eventually becoming an Assistant Cub Scout Leader when he turned 18.

Paul has also been a leader in both Beavers and Scouts too over the years. In 2005 he took over as GSL of the 32nd Menzieshill Scout Group before taking on ADC Adult Training in 2011.

"Scouting introduced me to my other love, amateur dramatics, and I appeared in my first Dundee Scout Gang Show in 1986. I have been involved in Gang Show both on and off stage ever since. Having just taken over as ADC Gang Show I am looking forward to the challenges that this role will bring and, more importantly, looking forward to helping the cast members to discover and develop their talents."