Fife Scouts at international gathering

Cameron Burdis, Liam Anderson, Hugh Shankland and Mark McAdam
Cameron Burdis, Liam Anderson, Hugh Shankland and Mark McAdam

A group of Fife Explorer Scouts have joined 1500 other Scouts from across the world at the 34th Blair Atholl International Jamborette.

Over 20 countries, including Zambia, Gibraltar, Spain, Hong Kong, the USA, Austria, France, Finland, Japan and Iceland have linked up with Scouts from Scotland at the 10 day biennial camp.

Held in the grounds of Blair Castle, this is the biggest Jamborette to date with 77 joint patrols of Scouts and over 450 volunteer leaders. During the camp the Scouts participate in a range of adventurous and culturally diverse activities.

Cameron Burdis (15), from Markinch, is among those Scouts taking part.

He said: “This is my second time coming to Blair Atholl. I love coming because you get to make new friends and also catch up with the ones I made last time.

“There are so many activities to try but I really like the ones where you get to interact with new people that otherwise I would never normally get to do.”

Other Explorer Scouts from Fife that are attending the event are Liam Anderson, Hugh Shankland and Mark McAdam.

Andrew Sharkey, volunteer camp chief, said: “We are incredibly proud and excited to welcome our many international friends to Scotland again this year.”