SMESU (South Morningside Explorer Scout Unit) in the newly cleaned Roman Bath.

There has been a lot of Scouting happening at Bonaly in September – Blair Atholl selection, SMESU training for their Rwanda trip and Pentland’s District Beavers Campfire, to name a few. We have had over 1500 visitors, 1200 camping nights, and the Chalet and Forth Lodge have been busy every weekend.

As part of the Blair Atholl selection weekend, a lot of hard work was put into service projects. We are especially grateful to everyone who helped clear up and organise the overgrown area between the Blair Barn and Main Field.

In preparation for their trip to Rwanda, SMESU (South Morningside Explorer Scout Unit) had a service weekend camp at Bonaly. Their project was to clear up and repair the Roman Bath area. They worked tirelessly and we were (honestly) amazed at how much was done. New paths were laid, new safety fences built, extensive cleaning of stonework and loads of vegetation cleared. This has not only improved the look of the area; it has improved safety, especially the stone steps that now have a handrail. Can we say a Big Thank You to everyone involved including the Bonaly ASU who were on hand to supply tools, materials and advice!

On Friday 1st November we will be opening our new Night Orienteering course with a Spooky Halloween Special.  So, if you’re not too scared, bring a torch and use a compass to navigate your way through the woods in the dark! This will be a free event for South East Scotland Scouts and there are still some places left. Please call us on 0131 441 1878 for more information and to book. 

Before & After – What a Difference!