The Beaver and Cub Scouts from the 1st Midlothian, took part in a Mini Highland Games on Sunday 12th September at Borthwick Scout Campsite in Midlothian.

Watch a mini highlights video below:


Once everyone was sorted into a Clan the games began.

Haggis hurling was great fun.  Everyone showed their strength by tossing the caber.  We tossed the hammer and wanged wellies too.  We played wide games and had a hilarious tug of war.

I asked the question why every event involved throwing something and was rewarded with the answer “because Scottish people like to show they are very strong”.

Everyone managed to squeeze in a bit of time to enjoy S’mores and sing some camp fire songs.

There ain’t no flies on any of these guys!

We finished with a walk through the woods to Borthwick Castle where the parents were waiting.

Everyone is working towards achieving their Thistle Award along with Outdoor and Adventure Challenge.

Our Group Chair John, Group Treasurer Lesley, Brian the ACSL and out new Beaver Leaders Chris and Sian all worked very hard to make the day possible.   The Beavers, Cubs and adults all had a fantastic fun filled day and hopefully went home as tired as me.

Jo Whiting

Cub Scout Leader
1st Midlothian Gorebridge Scout Group