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 overnight in their igloo, and their example was followed by Craig Turpie, who is Chairman of the World Scout Committee.

This ticks a lot of Scouting boxes: young people working with adults, learning by doing, having fun outdoors to help the community …

So far, they have raised over £2000!  Tim Kidd, UK Chief Commissioner has commented on Twitter:

Tim Kidd 1

Tim Kidd 2

You can find information, including a video, on the SES Scouts Twitter feed, and further details and a chance to contribute to this excellent charity, can be found here.