Blair Athol Selection Weekend

SCOUTS and explorers from across the district were put through their paces for a chance to take part in an international gathering.


At the selection weekend, 37 teenagers met at Barrwood to pitch patrol tents, light fires, cook food, help make a slide and show their team building and leadership skills.


The 13 to 16-year-olds were trying out for a place at next year’s 36th Scottish International Jamborette which takes place at Blair Atholl.


All the candidates must be aged between 14 and 17 on July 16, 2018 with the camp running until July 27.


As well as 500 Scottish explorer scouts there will be 500 scouts from around 15 countries. They will participate in a variety of activities including: abseiling, canoeing, archery, sailing, grass skiing, electronics, hiking, cooking, computing, orienteering, crafts and pioneering.


Each of the scout districts have a quota of patrols they can send to the event – Falkirk has been allocated four (24 young people), so fingers crossed for all those hopefuls.