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One of seven Districts in South East Scotland Region

Badge of the Borders District

BORDERS DISTRICT

Badge of the Borders District

One of seven Districts in South East Scotland Region

Borders District covers the local authority area of Scottish Borders Council. The District Commissioner is Douglas Allan and Brian Morrison is the Deputy District Commissioner.

Around 1000 young people and 400 volunteers enjoy regular scouting activities through our 14 groups spread across the Scottish Borders.  You can visit the Scottish Borders Scouts website below, or follow them on social media – @BordersScouts on Twitter, Borders.Scouts on Instagram and BordersScouts on Facebook.

Borders District website

Borders News

Borders District Report 2018 for Regional Report

The past year has seen an increasing number of Young People taking part and Adult volunteers becoming involved in Scouting in the Borders which is excellent news. This has kept our Appointments Advisory Committee and Getting Started training busy and active on a...

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...