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.

Borders Explorers at Frostbite

Explorers enjoying one of the activities on offer


The camp is a great chance for Explorers from all over the Borders to meet new people and forge new friendships.  Rhys from Eyemouth told us:

“It’s my first Explorer camp, and is different to the Scout camps I’ve been on before. It’s more relaxed, and there’s more time for socialising with new people.”

Katherine, also from Eyemouth said:

“Being in a different area than I’m used to is interesting and exciting!”

One of the main activities on the camp was a day-long hike to Yeavering Bell.  For some Explorers, this was a great chance to pick up some skills to support them on their Duke of Edinburgh expeditions.  Henry from Earlston particularly enjoyed the hike, which for him had some ups and downs:

“We went on a hike, it was thoroughly enjoyable, even though I fell into a ditch and it was rainy. We learned about grid referencing and using a compass.”

Borders Explorers hiking

The Explorers make it to the summit of their hike


Well done to everyone who attended the camp, especially those who organised it!  We’d love to hear about other camps going on around the Region so if you have some photos and a story for us we’d love to publish it.  Just email communications@sesscouts.org.uk.