Working closely with the groundbreaking South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project, Scottish Borders Scouts has launched the first ever Golden Eagle Champions initiative to help safeguard the future of Golden Eagles in the UK.
The Scottish Borders Innerleithen Scouts Group have become the UK’s first ever Golden Eagle Champions, learning from experts and getting to see some of these iconic birds themselves. They will also be designing a special badge that the group can earn as part of their work on this project.
Philip Munro, Community Outreach Officer for the South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project said: “We are absolutely delighted to be working with the Scottish Borders Scouts, and their trailblazing Innerleithen Group, on the UK’s first ever Golden Eagle Champions initiative."
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"The future of conservation depends on initiatives like this that encourage young people to get involved and make a difference," says Philip. "Their involvement will truly lead the way for other local Scout Groups and make a huge contribution to helping to safeguarding the future of this iconic species in the south of Scotland and beyond.”
Chris Kennedy, a leader with the Innerleithen Scout Group said: “We are really excited to be part of this incredible project to help protect Scotland’s Golden Eagles. This is a fantastic opportunity for our Scouts to take a hands on approach, working together with other people across our community as well as some of the country’s leading wildlife and raptor experts on such a hugely important issue.
The young people involved really will get a chance to impact on our natural heritage for generations to come, and is a real example of how Scouts can make a difference in the communities they live in.
Adult supporters welcome too
“And the opportunity isn’t just for our young people," says Chris. "Our adult volunteers at our Innerleithen Group will also get the chance to be involved in the project so if this sounds like something you would like to help with then we’d love to hear from you."
Get in touch to find out how you can join our eagle adventure and help support local wildlife as a Scout or adult volunteer.