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See the Camping Page for Cub Day Camp, Cub Resident Camp and Cub Adventure Weekends (including "Boo at Barton")
Cub Weekends, Day Camps and Resident Camp
The Taughannock District has established the following rules for District-level Pinewood Derbies. Packs should consider adopting the same rules, so that Cubs can be confident that their cars will be able to compete equally at the Pack and District levels.
Virtual Merit Badge Sessions
There are no planned District Venturing / Exploring Activities at this time.
National Scout Jamboree 2021
The National Jamboree in 2021 has been postponed,
effective July 14, 2020. No new date has been announced.
Scouts: How would you like to spend July 2022 in Scotland?
The Blair Atholl Scottish International Patrol Jamborette will be held between July 19th and July 29th, 2022, at Blair Castle in Blair Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland. We have signed up to take two patrols of Scouts (total 12 boys). It's still a bit tentative (not taking chances with the pandemic), but the Scottish Council has promised that by August they will make a final confirmation that the Jamborette will occur. In the meanwhile, we're starting to take applications from Scouts who will be at least 14 years old as of July 19, 2022, and not yet 18 years old as of July 29, 2022. By the time our contingent begins its monthly meetings in September, we'll have heard from Scotland and will be ready to begin planning our three-week trip.
This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for a Scout. Our plan will be to leave the USA around July 11th, and we'll spend a week's touring around the UK. Exactly what we do during our week's touring will be planned out by the Scouts during our monthly meetings between September and December of this year - you can see what we did on our dozen previous trips (and planned to do in 2020, had we been able to go) on our website https://www.BPBlairAtholl.org/
At the end of the touring we'll be picked up in Edinburgh or Glasgow and taken to Blair Castle at Blair Atholl in Perthshire, where each patrol of Scouts will join up with a patrol of Scottish Scouts for ten days at the Blair Atholl Scottish International Patrol Jamborette. You can find lots of pictures and descriptions of what sort of activities are offered at the Jamborette at the same website. https://www.BPBlairAtholl.org/
It's an important part of the Blair Atholl experience that for the time of the Jamborette each of the merged Scottish/International contingents function as a Scottish patrol under Scottish leadership. We international leaders will get jobs at the Jamborette - Mike Homrighaus and I will probably be tour guides at Blair Castle - and, other than the Country Fair on the Saturday of the Jamborette, we'll only see the Scouts in passing. They will be immersed in Scottish Scouting, and will have the maximum opportunity to get to know the Scots and the other international Scouts in the other mixed patrols in their subcamp.
In past years, the Scouts would go home with their Scottish counterparts at the end of the Jamborette for home hospitality. Unfortunately, with Covid-19 restrictions still likely to some extent (or, at least, unknowable at this point), the Scots can't offer home hospitality in 2022. Instead, if we want to do it, they will offer to hook our contingent up with a Scottish Scout Group for a form of hospitality at their Scout Hall. We'll discuss all of that at our planning sessions - at this point, no one is even sure what that might look like. I'm sure the Scots will let us know as things progress.
I expect the contingent to fill up within the next few months. If you have a Scout who is interested in being part of the contingent, download an application form and return it to Scotland@TCScouts.org as soon as possible. You can get the form in MS Word .DOC format or Adobe PDF format.
Questions? Contact me at Scotland@TCScouts.org
- Mike Brown, Blair Atholl Contingent Leader
International Events Coming up
BSA National has a page on "International
Adventure Awaits" - check it out!
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