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Borders District

The Borders District covers the local authority area of the Scottish Borders Council. It is responsible for the Scout Groups and Explorer Units in the District. The District Commissioner is Douglas Allan. We display News items from the Borders here on the Regional site, but for full information please visit the Borders District website (opens in a new window).

Borders District website

Borders News

Congratulations Marion McIntosh

Congratulations to Marion McIntosh - ADC Sections for the East Cluster in the Borders. We were delighted to hear that Marion was recently awarded her Chief Scout's Commendation for her excellent work in the Borders supporting local Sections across the eastern part of...

Busy in Kelso

Elizabeth McIntosh, Group Scout Leader in Kelso, updates us on what's been going on in the group over the past few weeks. The group enjoyed a visit from two Candian Scouters who were visiting the Borders on holiday.  They came along to a joint meeting of the Cubs and...

Congratulations to West Linton Cubs!

Some of the Cubs in West Linton deserve congratulations having completed their Chief Scout Silver Awards! Despite a large drop of snow the night before, West Linton Cubs and their Leaders were determined to enjoy their end-of-term bonfire.   Linda Gray, the Cub...

Frostbite in the Borders

Explorer Scouts from across the Borders gathered for their annual Frostbite Camp. Every year Borders District Explorers get together to hold their annual Frostbite camp, which this year was in Kirknewton - just over the border into Cumbria in England.   The camp...

Melrose Go Climbing

Melrose Explorer Scout Unit have decided to make 2017 their 'Year of Climbing'!  Their leader Mhorag tells us all about it. As part of their Year of Climbing, Melrose Explorer Scout Unit took a wee jaunt up to Ice Factor in Kinlochleven. The mini bus was packed and we...

Melrose Explorers Go Underground!

The Melrose Explorer Unit with leaders Lesley Mathison and Mhorag Heger took it upon themselves to travel to Great Towers, Windermere to participate in a weekend of caving. With some trepidation we drove to Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales on Saturday morning to meet...

Young Leaders in Sections – Borders

Young Leaders with Beavers, Cubs and Scouts Young Leaders are an extremely useful resource for the younger sections.  The experience of being a Young Leader is also extremely rewarding, particularly if all the training is completed, and Young Leaders are one of...

Growing Seeds from Space in Kelso

On Tuesday 19th April 2016 Beavers and Cubs at Kelso Scout Group became space biologists and embarked on a voyage of discovery by sowing seeds that have been into space. In September, 2kg of rocket seeds were flown to the International Space Station (ISS) on Soyuz 44S...