Last Updated: Saturday, 22 June, 1996 9:46:35 PM

Ayrshire Area Rally - Stair, 1996

450 Scout, Venture Scouts and Leaders from all over Ayrshire are enjoying a fantastic week-end, in every respect, at Stair House, Stair this week-end (7 - 9 June).

A wide ranges of activities are available to the youngsters including Canoeing, Rafting, Orienteering, Pioneering, Mug Trails to mention but a few.

Venture Scouts have their own programmed at this camp which includes some weird and wonderful ideas from Abseiling to cake decorating.

Scouts canoeing in the River A yr

The mass gatherings of Beavers, Cubs and Campers.

During Saturday afternoon some 150 Beaver Scouts and Cub Scouts joined the Rally and as well as running their own activities, they spent some time with their own Groups which were in camp, with the afternoon finishing with a short camp fire with some sketches.

The campers continued with their activities after evening meal.

On Sunday, in slightly damp and overcast conditions, Dorothy Kinloch, Chief Commissioner for Scouts in Scotland, accompanied by Roy Sinclair Assistant Chief Commissioner and John Kennedy Scottish Commissioner for Scouts visited the Rally - they had spent Saturday in Dumfries and Galloway, visiting Rallies in that neck of the wood.

The visitors toured the site, chatting with the youngsters, and leaders, accompanied by memebrs of the Area Team. Sandy Gow was witnessed trying his hand at Abseiling and Dorothy tried her hand at some of the activities as well.

Dorothy Kinloch (Far Right), accompanied by Mae Paterson, Ayrshire Area Commissioner, and Sandy Gow, Ayrshire Area Chairman, chats with some Scouts about the Rally.

The Rally wound up with a short talk by Dorothy Kinloch, followed by a presentation of a Medal of Merit to a Scouter from Cunninghame North. There was then a short Scouts Own and then Roy Sinclair, assisted in the Investiture of three Venture Scouts.