TWENTY-four local Explorer Scouts, selected from units across the district, set off for 10 days of fun and adventure at the Blair Atholl Jamborette.
The Jamborette brings together more than 1,000 Explorer Scouts and Leaders from all over the world for a camp in a picturesque corner of highland Perthshire. It takes place every two years and is Scottish Scouting’s premier international event.
Since 1946 the tranquil grounds of Blair Castle have been transformed with participants coming together to camp and share in fun, friendship, and a massive range of adventurous activities and challenges.
Participants get the chance to take part in activities across Adventurous, Basic, Creative and Sports Zones plus a range of treks and tours.
This year representatives are expected from 18 countries and each International Patrol will camp with a Scottish Patrol. The Scottish Patrol provides tents and cooking equipment for both patrols. Cooking is done in patrols over wood fires. Timber dining shelters are constructed in each patrol site.
After the Jamborette, overseas Scouts are offered hospitality for up to five days in the homes of Scottish Scouts.
There are a large number of Scottish Staff supporting this event with 10 leaders from Greenock and District voluntarily spending two weeks at the site.
At the weekend parents and friends of the participants will be heading for the Blair Atholl Visitors’ Day when the International Country Fair gives each country the chance to showcase their food, drink and culture.