Border Search And Rescue Unit’s Mountain Rescue Experience Day is a chance to meet the team, find out about what we do and take part in the Watchwater Rescuer Challenge. All monies raised will go towards supporting the team in providing a free emergency service to all hillwalkers and members of the local community who need it.
The Day will be based at the Watchwater Reservoir, near Longformacus, in the beautiful Lammermuir Hills. See here for a location map.
This Challenge is suitable for people of all ages and will take place along a 10-kilometre (6-mile) route in the Lammermuirs’ rolling hills. Along the walk BSARU team members will help you to complete Challenge activities, such as map and compass skills, first aid, knot tying and radio communications.
All participants who have entered by raising sponsorship will receive a free Activity Booklet for the route. This booklet will be available to purchase for £2 on the day. Everyone who completes the Challenge will receive a certificate.
The 10-kilometre route has 250 metres of ascent and, with all the activities, should take between 4 and 6 hours to complete.
The activities of the Challenge will count towards the following badges:
All our activities comply with Scout Association regulations and have been approved by the District Commissioner and Regional Hillwalking Assessor.
It is £15 to enter as an individual, £25 as a family and £5 for a youth group member (such as a cub, guide, brownie or scout). Entry is free to any individual who raises over £30 in sponsorship, any family raising over £50 and any youth group member raising over £10. Anyone entering through raising sponsorship will receive a free Activity Booklet.
Sponsorship forms can be found here.
To come and join us at the Experience Day, fill in the application form here or download the paper application form below.
Everyone should have:
Every group should have:
We will aim to start you off in small groups between 9.30am and 10.30am.
Want to know more about the event? You can get in touch through our Contact Form!
Some comments from last year's event:
"a VERY brilliant day out! Thank you"
"great day out"
"friendly and informative team"
"great to get out in area I don't know well"
"all aspects made for a wonderful event"
Download File: BSARU MRE Day 2018.gpx.xml
Download File: MRED 2018 Youth Group Flyer.pdf
Download File: MRED Route 2018 25k.jpg
Download File: Sponsor Form 2018.pdf
Download File: Application Form 2018.pdf
Download File: MRED 2018 Poster.pdf