If it ain’t Scottish…


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Cameron throwing the hammer

Being the Chairman for Camporee affords me some room to set the format.  Traditionally, we have had a Camporee that consisted of games that tested Scouting Skills.  For this Camporee we decided that we wanted to do something fun and move away from the Scout Skills so we opted to play Scottish Games.

This last spring we travelled to Kansas to watch a Camporee that was playing Scottish games and see if it was worth trying.  Their event drew nearly 800 Scouts and Scouters and the Scouts had a Blast.  Based on their success we decided to go forward.

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Drew throwing the hammer

We had all of the traditional events including the Caber Toss, Hammer Throw, Battle Axe Throw, Braemar Stone Put, Sheaf Toss, and the Weight Toss.  We added a Highland Golf event which was a closest to the pin contest and had judging for the “Clan” attire.  That meant that everyone had on kilts and carried Clan Flags.

In the end there was a winner chosen for the small clans and the large clans.  The Scouts from Troop 168 won the large Clan Division and our Scouts (and adults) were stoked.

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Posted on September 17, 2012, in Boy Scouts, Camping, Camporee, Scottish Games, Scouting, Venturing and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on If it ain’t Scottish….

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