There are now two camps available for Explorers: a Scottish one, and one for our Region.
The Scottish Campsite Directory is currently being updated and will be made available in due course.
The UK directory, which lists some Scottish sites, is available at UK Scout Campsite Directory .
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
Whilst most camps involve sacrificing only a soft bed, Explorers from around the Region went back to basics this year at the Regional Explorer Camp which was held at Philiphaugh – a greenfield site made available to groups in the Region by one of our Regional Vice Presidents, Sir Michael Strang Steel. Greenfield doesn’t mean camping only – the Explorers enjoyed an amazing array of different activities throughout the weekend and we visited the Edge Explorer Unit to find out what made the camp a fantastic experience.
Round the World in 80 Explorers
A full weekend camp for Explorers from across the District, run round a competition with the theme of countries. We can use the full moon for wide games and there will be other activities in the woods. Food is provided, except for the final meal on Sunday which will be cooked by the teams as part of the competition. Cost is £30, to be collected at the start of September. Please sign up using the RSVP below, so we can get in touch. Explorers and Young Leaders can sign up themselves, or a Leader can sign up for the Unit.
Scouts and Explorer Scouts from Gorebridge (Midlothian) spent the weekend in Aberfeldy staying at the Glassie Farm Bunkhouse. They visited the Highland Wildlife Park and also did a walk around the Birks of Aberfeldy, where Rabbie Burns wrote the song ‘Birks o Aberfeldy’.