Bonaly: Bookings for 2023 & Ken’s Den

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It’s been a busy year at the Bonaly Scout Centre and great to welcome back to international Scouting. There have been visitors from The Netherlands, Germany, France, Poland, Fiji, Ireland, England and of course Scotland! We hosted District flags, summer camps, Blair Atholl training and a WSJ selection day. It’s so good to be running Bonaly events again. We were pleased to host our own Outdoor Cooking Competition at Easter and Halloween Survival Camp in October. 

Our new team of ASU instructors have been busy training and we are delighted to have started offering the instructor-led Nightline activity again; more activities will be available early next year. If you’re interested in joining the Bonaly volunteer team, why not come along to our Volunteering Opportunities “Have a Go” day in March?

The new ESCAPE! activity is proving very popular and we are bringing Tomahawk Throwing back for 2023.

As always, our ASU Maintenance Team has given a huge amount of support to keep things working and Bonaly looking good – especially with our new Ken’s Den! See below. Our ASU catering team has kept us all well-fed and watered all year. Bonaly simply couldn’t operate without all the volunteers and we would like to say a BIG thank you for everything you have done this year.

The Bonaly Team is looking forward to welcoming everyone in 2023, please take a look at our Events calendar below and get in touch to book ahead. Bookings for 2023 events will be taken from the 1st February, please email

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Bonaly team 😊




26th March

Volunteer recruitment day; “Have a Go” activities and “site service” projects


29th April

Cooking Competition


14th May

Leaders “Traditional Scouting Skills” training day


1st – 3rd September

Pioneering Extravaganza weekend

Explorers and Scouts all weekend, Cubs & Beavers on Sunday Morning

28th August

Halloween Survival training day

Explorers & Leaders

30th Sept – 1st Oct

Conservation/Nature awareness weekend

Cubs, Beavers & Squirrels

28th – 29th October

Halloween Survival


Inside Ken's Den
Ken's Den

Ken’s Den

The lasting legacy to the late Ken Thomson will officially be opened by his wife Alison on Sunday 11th December.

‘Ken’s Den’ is located on the right-hand side (behind the Barn) of the main field. The self-contained small village consists of two log cabins, a shelter, a campfire with seating, picnic tables and a camping area. The facilities can accommodate 22 people in total. There is additional space for leaders to camp.

The Sheiling: Sleeps 10 people in bunk beds with mattresses and a separate extension for 2 leaders on single beds.

The Bothy: Sleeps 10 people in bunk beds with mattresses.

The Shelter: A basic kitchen area with worktops, a sink, tables and a seating area. A gas burner and cooking utensils can be hired separately.

Groups are able to commence using the facility from February 1st 2023. For further information and to place a booking please send an email to

Construction of Ken's Den
Construction of Ken's Den
Construction of Ken's Den
Ken's Den at night
The porch area
The shelter area