Blair Atholl 1996
The 1996 Blair Atholl Jamborette opened on Tuesday 16th July with 17 countries plus the Scottish hosts being represented at this the 50th Jamborette.
The camp was divided in to 6 sub-camps each with twenty patrols, ten visitors and 10 hosts. On the hillside above the camp, the flags of all the nations fly, and the now traditional Circle of Friends.
Each sub Camp builds its own gateway, here the Murray Sub-camp gateway is shown.
During the camp, which lasts 12 days, the youngsters take part in a wide and interesting range of activities and visits. The Visitors Day on the Saturday is the opportunity for friends and relatives to come and visit the camp and to participate in the now famous Market Place, trying the fayres and games of all the participating patrols.
This picture is of the the Maltese contignent who were trading some of their local food, along with details of Maltese Scouting, for Atholls, the Currency of the market.
The Market Place also enables visitors and residents alike to try some of the various games and skills of the camp, like climbing the pole, a mini golf driving range, and in the Arena, the opportunity to join in some of the activities such as National Dancing Displays.
The camp has its own tented village, the Kross, which is the home of the shop, Post Office, Bank, and the Daily Camp Newspaper.
The shop was doing a roaring trade on Visitors day, it being a really hot and sunny day - the ran out of Ice Cream.
The camp continued until Saturday 27th July, after which the visiting contingents received Home Hospitality from the Scottish participants, before heading back home with the great memories of Blair, and the thoughts of perhaps coming back in two years time.
For a Report on Blair Atholl from The Baden Powell Council, BSA (Freeville, New York)
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Blair Atholl 2000
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