Blair Atholl 2018

The 36th Scottish International Patrol Jamborette will be held at Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland in July 2018.

Dates

  • Scottish Staff arrive on Saturday 14th July,
  • Scottish Scouts arrive on Monday 16th July and
  • Overseas Contingents arrive at camp on Tuesday 17th July.
  • All scouts depart on Friday 27th July and
  • All Staff leave on Saturday 28th July.
  • After the camp, the Scottish Scouts and staff offer home hospitality to the overseas contingents up to Wednesday 1st August.

Age Ranges

Scouts/Explorer Scouts who wish to participate in the camp must be aged between 14 and 17 years of age on 16th  July 2018. No Scouts/Explorer Scouts out with this range will be accepted for this camp.

Patrols

A Patrol consists of not more than 6 Scouts, including the Patrol Leader. The Patrol can be composed of Scouts from a single Troop, or from several troops. Patrols which include female Scouts are welcome and will be fully integrated into the Camp. An Association may send more than one Patrol. In this case Patrols may form a national contingent or they may travel independently.

Each International Patrol will camp with a Scottish Patrol. A Scottish and an overseas patrol operated as one unit. The Scottish Patrol will provide tents and cooking equipment for both patrols. Cooking is done in patrols over wood fires. Dining shelters will be constructed in each patrol site with pioneering timber.

Programme

There will be a full and exciting programme of Scouting and adventurous Activities. For more details on activities see Range of Activities. And of course a real opportunity to make new friends.

Equipment

For Scouts from outwith Scotland, only personal camp equipment is required. All other camping equipment will be provided by the Scottish Patrol who receive a detailed kit list prior to the camp from their local Blair Atholl coordinator.

Camp Fee 2018

The Camp Fee is set at £240 for Scottish Participants and staff in 2018.

The Camp Fee is set as GBP 280 for overseas participants (plus the cost of any bank charges)

The Fee includes all food, activities, camp badge and neckerchief. For Scouts from outwith Scotland it also covers additional travel costs within Scotland to and from a central meeting point, overnight stays at Scout halls on arrival and before final departure ( if required to meet your contingents individual needs).

Any additional costs for participation in Home Hospitality will be covered by the overseas camp fees.

See the Administration Page for registration and payment details.

Travel Costs for Overseas Scouts

Transport was provided to the Jamborette from Edinburgh or Glasgow (or Aberdeen for Norwegian or Swedish Scouts only) on Tuesday 17th July after an optional overnight stay in a scout hall.

Home Hospitality

After the Jamborette, Overseas Scouts were offered hospitality for up to 5 days in the homes of Scottish Scouts. Exact dates are arranged to suit travel arrangements. Further days can be arranged in Scout halls etc. at visiting contingents own expense.

Leaders

  • There are a large number of Scottish Staff supporting this event.
  • The number of overseas adult leaders with each patrol should be limited to the minimum number necessary to supervise travel.
  • Overseas Leaders will not camp with their Patrols, but will be fully integrated into the camp staff and are expected to work as part of the overall staff team.
  • There is a free staff "cafe" available to chill out with friends after work. 

Activities

Check out the range of activities on this website. It shows all the activities that were on offer at the 2016 camp. 

Overseas Participants

Details of Overseas participants in 2016 can be found under the Jamborette Heading. The total numbers of Scouts and Leaders who attended the camp in 2016 was 1500.