The Zodiac Award has got better!

The Zodiac Award has changed. It is still all about camping in different places all year round, and it is even more fun! You can still finish under the old rules, if you have already started, or use the new rules right now.

The Zodiac Award is now open to all Scouts, Explorers and Network members.  Full details are on the SHQ website: Zodiac Award Update

Midlothian Explorers Brass Monkey Camp Jan 2015

Midlothian Explorers Brass Monkey Camp

Explorer Belt – an overseas challenge

ShareThe Explorer Belt is awarded to a team who carry out a ten-day expedition outside the UK.  It is open to Explorers aged 16 and over, Network members and members of the Senior Section of Girlguiding aged 16 or over.  It is a real challenge and requires serious planning, but will be “a challenge of a lifetime”.

The Wildfire Explorer Scout Unit in Reykjavik

The Wildfire Explorer Scout Unit in Reykjavik

Full information and advice  is available on the Scouts UK website, from which the following is quoted:

Support Material

It is strongly recommended that you read the available support materials before starting to work towards your award to make sure you fully understand what you need to do.  The materials provide more advice and guidance on the award requirements, as well as ideas and information that will help you to meet them.

There are two sets of support materials, both as PDF files:

Information is also available about International Trips in general.

Read about the Wildfire ESU Explorer Belt expedition to Iceland.

St George’s Day Silver Acorn awards

The specially distinguished service given by the adults listed below has been recognised by the award of the Silver Acorn in this year’s St George’s Day Awards.

  • Margaret Aitken Borders District Secretary
  • Bruce MacDonald Scout Leader 108th (Colinton)and Regional ASU member (Longcraig)
  • Diane Marshall Deputy Regional Commissioner
  • Lawrence Mitchell 51st Group ASU member and AAC member Pentland District
  • Peggy Wills AAC member Borders District
  • Robert Young ASU Manager Craigalmond District
  • The Silver Acorn has also been awarded to Evelyn Rose AAC member Borders District who sadly died in December 2015