Satellite Camp

For groups joining us for a long weekend

About Satellite Camp

Held from Friday 22nd July midday until Monday 25th 2022, the Blair Atholl Jamborette offers a fantastic opportunity for Scottish Scouts to camp with Scouts from many different countries and to take part in a truly unique international event.

The purpose of the Satellite Camp at Blair Atholl is to enable Scottish Scouts to get a short taste of International Scouting at the Jamborette. The Satellite Camp programme is aimed primarily at members of the Scout Section and Patrols or troops are welcome.

There is a programme of activities on offer designed to assist campers to integrate and enjoy the international atmosphere of the Jamborette. On Friday afternoon and evening there are integration and orientation activities. On Saturday there are activities in the morning run by the main camp activity teams, an opportunity to participate in the Country Fair during the afternoon and the Jamborette’s International campfire in the evening. The Sunday programme includes Scouts’ Own, International Games run by contingent leaders and an evening BBQ.

The Satellite team is led by Anne Bannister, a regular of the main camp for many years, it’s Anne’s first camp at the helm (does a satellite have a helm?? maybe controls)

FAQ

Where exactly is the Satellite Camp held?
It’s on the field to the west of the Blair Castle Drive, immediately opposite the main camp

Can we arrive earlier than 12noon?
Unfortunately we have to ask that everyone arrive after 12.

Who do I get to approve my NAN form?
Your DC should be sent the NAN form for approval ahead of the camp

Does the camp provide medical facilitites?
Each group is asked to provide their own basic first aid facilities just like you would at a local campsite.  If someone is acutely unwell or injured, the camp medical team will attend and support. Attending A&E for example 

Can Explorers from the main camp visit the Satellite Camp?
Yes. They should let the subcamp leaders know if they are going to be away from the main camp for any period of time.  Explorers from the main camp will often go ‘out’ for dinner on Saturday 23rd, usually with parents.  If they are coming to Satellite, we’d encourage them to bring an overseas guest with them.

Can we order supplies from the main camp?
The supplies are ordered well in advance for the main camp therefore it’s not possible to do this.  The major supermarkets will deliver to the camp (PH18 5TL – we’re hard to miss) and there is a small village store in Blair Atholl.

Are there showers?
There are no permanent facilities on the main camp or satellite fields.  Our facilities are therefore limited by the physical size of temporary buildings and more importantly by the water supply required.  We’re therefore not able to provide shower facilities to satellite camp participants.

What uniform is needed for the Scouts Own?
It’s quite a spectacle as over 1,500 scouts, explorers and leaders parade up the castle driveway. Full uniform including kilt or tartan skirt is preferred but if not available then smart blue or black trousers is the next best option. Noone should feel under pressure to purchase items that they can’t afford.

What about COVID?
No one should attend satellite who is symptomatic or who is isolating following a positive test (there are few reasons for testing now in Scotland).  We encourage good hand hygiene at all times. While the camp is a largely outdoor event, anyone who wants to wear a facemask indoors or at any other time will not be discouraged.  

Resources for Satellite Campers

Welcome to

We’ll also add emergency contact details and other key information as it becomes available – so keep checking back for updates.

There is a programme of activities on offer designed to assist campers to integrate and enjoy the international atmosphere of the Jamborette. On Friday afternoon and evening there are integration and orientation activities. On Saturday there are activities in the morning run by the main camp activity teams, an opportunity to participate in the Country Fair during the afternoon and the Jamborette’s International campfire in the evening. The Sunday programme includes Scouts’ Own, International Games run by contingent leaders and an evening BBQ.

Information for Satellite Leaders – June 2022

Entire Camp Calendar (2022 version)

Code of Conduct

All leaders (including Satellite Camp Leaders) at the Blair Atholl Jamborette must agree to follow and adhere to the Code of Conduct.

Please follow these guidelines to keep yourself and everyone else safe and help us all have a great Jamborette.

The Scouts have a Child Protection Policy, Safety Policy and guidelines on “Scouting and Alcohol” and the  “Scouting and Alcohol – Green Card”. All persons present at the Jamborette must familiarise themselves with the content and abide by these rules whilst on the site.

All adults must follow direction from the Camp Chief, as the Regional Commissioner for the event, and his Core Team.