Staff Information

Applications opened December 3rd

The 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.

Taking part in the camp as a member of staff is equally rewarding. Staff must be members of The Scouts and aged 18 or over by the 15th July 2024. Those turning 18 on 14th or 15th July can join us on their birthday.

If you are thinking about attending BA 2024, please you can find the 2024 information booklet here. Even if you have attended Blair Atholl as staff before, there is new and updated information that we need everyone to read.

Applications are open for UK volunteers.  We don’t have an International Service Team (IST) though overseas leaders bringing a contingent join our staff team and will be registered by their contingent leader.

The application form is here….


Staff Duties

Serving on the staff at Blair Atholl is exciting, satisfying and much-sought-after. It also includes a lot of hard work, long hours and a commitment throughout the whole camp to helping Scouts from all over the world enjoy a memorable international Scouting experience.

Volunteer Team

Applications from anyone holding an Adult Appointment and currently active in UK Scouting are invited. There is always a very high demand to be part of the Blair Atholl staff team but so long as your essential scout learning is complete or we’re oversubscribed, we welcome all who are willing to support the camp.

Are you eligible?

You must have an adult appointment and have completed the relevant learning in order to be eligible to apply and come to the camp. Full details of the requirements are in the booklet – please check before you apply.


Return of Application Form

Staff Applications opened in autumn 2023 for the 2024 camp.

Staff Fee

The inclusive fee for Scottish Staff is £320 per person in 2024 which includes all food, camp services, staff club, camp booklet, staff garment, staff neckerchief, badge etc.

This fee must be paid prior to the camp and information about when and how this should be done will be circulated to staff members nearer the Jamborette.

Children of Staff Members

The camp is happy to have children of staff members (13 years or younger) attend the camp but provides no formal facilities for the children of staff members. If you wish to attend the camp with your child / children, you should complete their details on your application form in the ‘Additional Information for Families’ section.

Under 3s are free.  3 to 5 years pay £6 per day. 6 and over pay £11 per day.  Food, badge and neckie are included.

Main areas of responsibility

All staff are assigned to one of the following teams. For more details on what each team does, check the information booklet. We’ll ask in the application what kind of role you’re interested in, so it’s worth taking a look to see what they all are before you start.

  • Activities
  • Administration
  • Camp Village Facilities
  • Events
  • Hospital / Medic Team
  • Site Logistics
  • Sub-Camps
  • Transport
  • HQ Services
  • Quartermaster and Catering


Code of Conduct

All staff members (Scottish and Overseas) at the Blair Atholl Jamborette must agree to follow and adhere to the Code of Conduct included in the Information Booklet.

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