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One of seven Districts in South East Scotland Region

Badge of the Borders District


One of seven Districts in South East Scotland Region

Badge of the 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

Events for Borders District

Jun 15

National Camping Competition for Scouts

Fri 15 June - Sun 17 June

Borders News

Borders Brass Monkeys are 50

On Saturday 27 January 100 Scouts and Young Leaders arrived at Kelso racecourse ready for the Brass Monkey camp, and to celebrate 50 years since these started in the Borders. In 1968 Jack Robb, the DC of Roxburghshire, decided to run a one-night camp to challenge the...

Sleeping out in an Igloo

When the Beast from the East hit and snow disrupted life across our Region, one enterprising Scouting family took the chance to raise money for the Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team. Cheryl Turpie, Group Scout Leader at Cardrona, followed her sons in sleeping...

WSJ journey begins

Almost 8 months ago the Jamboree journey began for the South East Scotland unit when our four Unit Leaders were selected from applicants across Scotland. Leading the unit is Alan Gibson who is an Assistant Explorer Scout Leader with South Morningside Explorer Scout...

Lauderdale Scouts for Doddie Weir

Doddie Weir isn’t just a hero to rugby fans all the way from Carter Bar up to John o’Groats. The rugby legend also holds a special place in the hearts of all associated with Lauderdale Scout Group as without the former Scotland international’s help, it...

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 Leader...

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 is a...

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...