On Sunday afternoon, one of the Barbadian Scout Leaders of 40 years experience, Margot Thompson, and her husband invited a few Scout Leaders and the Chief Commissioner, Dr. Nigel Taylor to her home in order to present some highlights of the 2012 Blair Atholl Jamborette.
Apparently, the Thompsons were in the right place at the right time and in true Scouting spirit when she realised that a miniature jamboree was taking place she entered the camp grounds, identified herself as a Barbadian Scout Leader and now the rest is history.
She is so impressed with the jamborette that she is hoping that the national Scouts association will be able to have a representative patrol at the one which will be held in 2014.
Since its inception in 1946, Blair Atholl Patrol Jamborette has taken place every two years on the grounds of Blair Castle. Scotland’s largest regular Scout Camp is usually attended by around 1,200 participants, half Scottish Scouts, and half internationals, from countries all over the world.
The camp is divided into six sub-camps: MacDonald, Maclean, Murray, Morrison, Robertson and Stewart.
On my Honour presents this week a pictorial presentation on some of the presenting sites and attractions.
The contingents were encouraged to have Scouts perform something representative of their countries at the Jamborette. The Scouts performed at campfires, at the Staff Club and in an International Show at the Kastle.
The South African Scouts and Steven, their leader, taught the Scouts an African Dance. They got most of the audience and staff up and dancing with them.
Each patrol, composed of half Scottish and half International Scouts, has its own slice of the subcamp “pie”. The patrols have tarp-covered tables for cooking and eating.