Borders youngsters enjoy Bonaly fun

More than 450 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Scout Network members plus their leaders from Peebles to Eyemouth came together at the Bonaly Scout Camping Centre near Edinburgh for a weekend of fun activities.

The Saturday was themed around the Olympic Games, complete with a torch relay, an official opening ceremony and the chance to win medals, while the Sunday celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with all the fun of the fair and a picnic lunch. Other activities included a disco, a high ropes course and Spider Mountain with its “death slide”.

“The weather could have done with being warmer” said District Commissioner, Tamsin Growden, “In fact the night temperatures were lower than those at the Brass Monkey camp we held in January. But this did not dampen the enthusiasm of our young people who went home with many exciting memories.”

Tamsin continued: “Scouting in the Borders is run entirely by adult volunteers who give their time to help the kids develop, week to week and at special events such as this camp.

We can always use additional volunteers as we have a waiting list of over 100 kids desperate to join in the fun and adventure that modern Scouting offers.

“Anyone interested can contact us for a no-commitment chat via our website at”