2020 Blair Atholl Trip
Scouts: would you like to spend July 2020 Scouting in Scotland?
The 36th International Scottish Patrol Jamborette will be held at Blair Castle in Blair Atholl, Scotland, July 21-31, 2020.
There will be about 75 patrols at this unique event. Each patrol will be made up of one-half Scottish Scouts, and one-half from an international contingent from one of up to 20 different countries. The Baden-Powell Council hopes to send two patrols—12 Scouts or Venturers – to Blair Atholl. To be eligible, you must be at least 14 years old as of July 21st, but not yet 18 as of July 31st, 2020.
We will be flying to Scotland around July 13th, and will spend a week touring around Scotland (or maybe we’ll spend a few days in England or Wales, first – it’s up to you!). Along the way we could be visiting castles, walking the highlands, islands, glens and shores, visiting museums and battlefields, maybe attend a Highland Games—you’ll help plan the trip.
During the ten days of the Jamborette, you can go hiking or biking in the Highlands, sailing or canoeing on Loch Rannoch, do pioneering or cooking or crafts or other traditional Scouting stuff, go mountain boarding or try fencing. Patrols can spend a half-day in Blair Atholl or Pitlochry, take a tour of Blair Castle, watch the sun rise over Atholl from the top of a hill, or get really muddy at the exciting (and weird) Atholl Experience. There will be evening campfires and shows, a Country Fair and a giant camp-wide game called the “Athollantics”. Afterwards each Scout will go home with a Scottish friend for a few days of home hospitality. After the Jamborette, we’ll see the world-famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo before flying home.
The cost of the trip will be around $2,300, including everything for the three weeks —the exact fee will depend on air fare and exchange rate. Camperships may be available.
For more information, and links to download an application form, go to http://www.BPBlairAtholl.org/2020/
If you would like to read about our last dozen trips to the Blair Atholl Jamborette, we have a website for each trip from 1996 to 2018 at: http://www.BPBlairAtholl.org/
Any questions? Please ask! e-Mail Mike Brown at Scotland@TCScouts.org