A programme of member events is put on throughout the year and includes various activities, trips to events, and social evenings. See the Member Events page for more information.
Team Challenge Days
The Kirsty MacAskill Trophy
The Kirsty MacAskill Trophy is competed for by school teams from the 9 secondary schools in the Scottish Borders. As with all BEG events, the Kirsty MacAskill challenge is a mix of physically and mentally challenging events which also tests teamwork, communication and cooperation. The trophy is named after Kirsty MacAskill, deputy leader of the 1995 expedition to Ecuador. Kirsty was tragically killed in a road accident less than a month after returning home.
In Memory of Kirsty J. MacAskill
April 1966 – August 1995
The Tower Trophy Challenge
Read more about the Tower Trophy Challenge.
Other Local Events
Local events in the past have included:
- Survival courses
- Leadership training
- Activity weekends
- Fundraising events
Sometimes, a UK-based trip will be undertaken in the years between the expeditions.
So far, these “Local” Expeditions have gone to:
- Isle of Skye
- The West Coast on a converted fishing trawler
- Isle of Rum
Lectures have been organised by BEG on subjects such as winter safety and mountain first aid.
Leaders are also supported financially to undertake training for outdoor activities and other expedition courses.