National Camping Competition for Scouts

National Camping Competition for Scouts

Apply by Friday 4 May

The National Camping Competition (Zonal Qualifiers) will take place over the weekend of Friday 15 – Sunday 17 June 2018. The locations for this year’s Zonals are:

Jock Neish Scouting Centre, 2 Hayloft, Tannadice, Forfar DD8 3PZ

Auchengillan Outdoor Centre, Blanefield, Glasgow G63 9AU

Districts are invited to submit one Patrol (of up to 6 Scouts) to take part in either Zonal location, and the winners of each Zonal. As well as the top scorers from around the Zonals, up to 10 of the top scoring Districts will be invited to the National Final to be held Fordell Firs from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 September. The cost to enter a Patrol is £150, which includes site fees and  activities. Food for Friday supper and Sunday Breakfast is the only food provided by the camp team.

The ADC Scouts or DC should enter the patrol for their District into one of the Zonals by completing the Zonal entry form available from this link https://tiny.cc/provisionalncc2018

Closing date for receipt of the Provisional Entry Form is Friday 4 May – Once you press SUBMIT you will be re-directed to PayPal where you can pay your fee of £150 by debit or credit card, or by using your PayPal account should you have one.  If you wish to pay by another method please contact Scouts Scotland on 01383 419073 (option 1).

Closing date for the Detailed Entry Form is Friday 1 June  – Once your Provisional Entry Form has been received, a link to a Detailed Entry Form will be e-mailed to the email address provided by you, asking for the contact details of the Troop who will be representing the District. This year we are wishing to increase on the 23 Districts which entered in 2017.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact David Love, SHQ Commissioner (Scouts), at scoutsection@scouts.scot or via Scouts Scotland at shq@scouts.scot or by calling 01383 419073 (option 1).

Explorer Camp Sep 2018

Explorer Camp Sep 2018

Would you like to camp next September?  Would you like to meet Explorers from other Districts? Would you like us to use your ideas to help plan the camp? If you are interested, contact us, saying whether you are an Explorer or a Leader, and where you are based. The camp is for Explorers and Young Leaders from all Districts in our Region. It will take place on the weekend of Friday 14 to Sunday 16 September 2018.  This is a holiday weekend in most areas. Where the camp will take place, what you will do there and what it will cost will be decided by an organising group of Explorers and Leaders.

Explorers round a camp fire

Explorers enjoying a campfire

Explorers on a night exercise

Explorers tackle a night challenge

Try before you book at Bonaly!

Bonaly Outdoor Centre would like to invite you to its free preview High Challenge Course at Bonalyand taster sessions.  This is a fantastic opportunity for teachers and group leaders to see what Bonaly has to offer.  Situated on a 24 acre site at the bottom of the Pentland Hills yet only 30 mins bus ride from Edinburgh city centre we are the perfect location to provide exceptional outdoor education programmes for students of all ages.  We are a Scout owned campsite and activity centre and welcome schools and other youth groups to our fantastic site led by our professional staff.

 

Tuesday 12th September 4-6.30pm – Primary/Secondary Teacher session

Specifically for teachers to try out the site and to discuss the benefits of outdoor education for your pupils and how we can help your school with your visit. Drop in at anytime or stay for entire session to try out activities. Sessions will include tour of the site, accommodation and the facilities. You will also have the chance to try a selection of action and adventure activities and enjoy refreshments and snacks in our Bushcraft Village.

 

Tuesday 3rd October  4-6.30pm – All youth group leaders and teachers

All youth group leaders and teachers are welcome.  Drop in at anytime or stay for entire session to try out activities. Meet the team to discuss broad options for your group. Sessions will include tour of the site, accommodation and the facilities. You will also have the chance to try a selection of action and adventure activities and enjoy refreshments and snacks in our Bushcraft Village.

 

If you would like to attend it would be really helpful if you could complete your details here.  This will give us an idea of the activities you wish to try and how many people to expect at each session.