Posts by: Blair Everywhere

Leaders serving lunch at Blair Atholl Jamborette 2018

Your menu ideas

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If you have any ideas for the menu at Blair Atholl 2022, we would love to hear from you!

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Make sure you include

  • Which meal your idea is for
  • Any special diets your idea caters for
  • The name of your recipe
  • The ingredients and instructions – or a link, if it’s online.

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Care for Care Homes

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Join us in reducing the loneliness and improving the wellbeing of people in care homes as we collectively carry out 10,000 acts of kindness.

Care homes have been hit incredibly hard by the current global pandemic, from residents falling ill to being separated from their loved ones. Our young people have told us that they usually help care homes throughout the year and that the current crisis shouldn’t stop that from happening.

You could make kindness rocks, write letters or draw pictures, make videos or share skills.

Choose and record your act of kindness on the Scouts website, and share on social media with the hashtag #BlairEverywhere

Contributed by the Community Impact team

Three for 3

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Take action to help other people by sharing three things you’re doing to stay positive during the coronavirus crisis with three others.

Write (or draw) three things you’re doing to look after your mental wellbeing during this challenging time and share these ideas with three other people.

Find out more on the Scouts website. If you’d like to share your three things on social media too, remember to use the hashtags #BlairEverywhere and #ThreeFor3

Contributed by the Community Impact team

The Munro Mountain Hike Challenge

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One of the main mountains that we climb at Blair Atholl, and which can be seen from the campsite is Carn Liath (part of the Beinn A’Ghlo range) which is classed as a “Munro”.

Munros are mountains in Scotland who’s summit height is 3,000 feet (914.4 metres) and higher.

The summit of Carn Liath is 3,202 feet or 975 metres high.

Walking and climbing mountains as part of Scouting activities usually requires the activity to be led by people with appropriate experience and qualifications/adventurous activity permits.

So instead of going for an actual hillwalk, why not walk/climb the height of Carn Liath from the comfort of your own home

  • Climb the stairs in your house, or another suitable/safe venue, the appropriate number of times to reach the equivalent height.
  • The average height of an individual stair is around 20cm, meaning 5 stairs in a metre, and 4,875 stairs to the top of Carn Liath
  • The average flight of stairs in the UK usually consists of 14 stairs
  • Meaning that you would need to walk up 348.2 flights of stairs to reach the top (assuming starting from sea level!).

Try it – how long will it take you?

Don’t forget to take the appropriate kit with you – good comfy footwear, snacks, water bottle and don’t forget the waterproofs (it is Scotland after all).

If this seems like too much of a challenge, our Hill Walking team also offer a very popular Ice Cream Hike, which you can try instead.

Share pictures of your Munro Challenge with us on social media using the hashtag #BlairEverywhere

Contributed by the Hill Team

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The Half-Day (Ice Cream) Hike

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Simple activity – go for a half day hike in your local area and finish with an ice-cream

  • Find a local walk or route that will take about 2 hours, and that you could do with other young people (at appropriate social distancing requirements) or your family.
  • Ensure that it takes in some local landmarks and features, for example on the half day hike at Blair Atholl, we go past Blair Castle, go up to “The Folly” (a building or landmark built for decoration and no other practical purpose) and finish at the Falls of Bruar (a series of spectacular waterfalls)
  • Can you find similar landmarks and natural features in your local area?
  • Finish your hike at a local ice-cream shop and enjoy a well-earned treat

Don’t forget to take the appropriate kit with you – good comfy footwear suitable for the terrain, snacks, water bottle, map & compass, small first aid kit and don’t forget the waterproofs (it is Scotland after all). Also you’ll need money (probably a card/contactless at the moment) to buy your ice-cream!

And tell someone where you are going, details of the route and estimated time of finishing.

If you’re looking for something a little more challenging, you could try the Munro Mountain Hike Challenge.

Share pictures of your walk and your ice cream with us on social media using the hashtag #BlairEverywhere

Contributed by the Hill Team