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Summer Camp Blog 2010

Blair Atholl 2010

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  • Campfire Videos Uploaded

    Author: Kenneth Robertson | Date: 31st July 2010

    A couple of videos from the Blair Atholl Satellite Camp can be viewed below.

    The Banana Song

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  • Wet Wednesday

    Author: Kenneth Robertson | Date: 28th July 2010

    Wet Wednesday blog post

    We finished the final leg of our Summer Camp on a wet Wednesday.  Starting at Gairlochy we took a few moments out to visit the Commando Memorial at the top of the hill before beginning our final leg along the Caledonian Canal to Fort William. 


    As we began the rain began to fall, slightly heavier than Tuesday, but it didn't dampen the spirits as the finish line was in sight.  A walk that started in April in glorious sunshine, finished in July on a damp drizzly day!  Congratulations to all the Scouts who have completed the whole route from Inverness to Fort William.

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  • Author: Kenneth Robertson | Date: 28th July 2010

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  • Tuesday's Travels

    Author: Kenneth Robertson | Date: 27th July 2010

    Tuesday's Travels blog post

    Day 2 of the hike and, after a night of comfort in the Great Glen Hostel, we set out on the penultimate leg of our Great Glen journey. This was a long stretch which took us from the swing bridge at Laggan to Gairlochy. The route followed the shores of Loch Lochy with the occasional steep hill to negotiate. The weather was variable with periods of sunshine and periods of very light rain, that type of rain that comedian Peter Kay refers to as the one that “gets you wet through”. It didn’t dampen the spirits and both groups finished in the sunshine.


    It was then back to the hostel for dinner and Brendan’s customary 145th expedition quiz which tests how observant the Scouts have been over the previous days. Tomorrow we complete the final section from Gairlochy to Fort William.

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  • Monday Morning Madness

    Author: Colin Lamont | Date: 26th July 2010

    Monday Morning Madness blog post

    With a hearty breakfast and a packed lunch it was time to leave our Satellite camp home and embark upon completing the Great Glen Way.

    It was a teary and emotional departure with an empassioned closing ceremony led by our camp chief Uncle Kenny. We owe a huge thanks to all our satellite camp staff who cooked us soup, glamorously displayed our lost property (Lindsay and Karen) and unblocked our portaloos (Jimmy and his stick).

    With cloudy skies above our tents were rapidly dismantled, we broke our own record for striking our mess tent (with the help of Richard) in under 3 minutes flat!

    It took a wee bit of jiggery-pokery but after numerous attempts and only a little brute force we eventually packed both the bus and the Volvo with kit and people and set off for our Great Glen start point. The drive cross country was very drizzly but the clouds parted as we reached our destination.

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    Taking advantage of a small weather window we managed to complete our section of the Way in good time, before the heavens opened as we flopped down and enfolded ourselves in the luxurious comfort of the Great Glen Hostel with all-mod-cons including running water and flushing toilets. 

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  • Saturday Night Shocks

    Author: Colin Lamont | Date: 25th July 2010

    Saturday Night Shocks blog post

    In an almost unprecedented turn of events last night Scouts from the 145th decided that they didn't want any supper and would rather just quietly go to bed.

    After a full day, of activities in the morning followed by the country fair in the afternoon, our scouts sang their hearts out at the international campfire to round off their first full day at Blair Atholl.

    Our weary troops then decided to save their energies for this mornings events including the Scouts Own and an afternoon spent sampling the atmosphere of the main site by being hosted by one of the sub-camps. This provides a great opportunity to make new friends and find out what the two weeks of Blair Atholl International Patrol Jamborette is all about.

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