Scottish Scouts pursued the same basic activities as English Scouts. We do not know of many differences in the activites persued specifically in Scotland. Exceptions here may be a variety of activites concerned with Scottish hitory and cilture. The bagpipes are often present at Scottish Scout camps and activities and we notice the Scouts engaged in Highland dancing, although we are not sure how common that was. Hopefully our Scottish readers will provide somme information here.
Scottish Scouts pursued the same basic activities as English Scouts. The information we have on English Scouting is a good indication of British Scouting as a whole. Some of the activities most associated with English Scouting, like Scouting around the world, are of course outdoor pursuits such as hiking, camping, cooking, and campgire singing and story telling. Scouting of course involves much more. The uniforms thus have to be designed for a wide range of activities. Scouts as uniformed groups have participated in a variety of activities from bands to summer camp as well as moder pusuits like computing. All during the year, activities are planned at patrol and troop meetings. Such activities are varied and can included sports programs, evenings around a fire, canoeing, hiking! Technical workshops can be held on carpentry and wood working, topography, first-aid, radio transmission (less omportant now because of the internet, woodlore, skits and other theatricals, and much more. There are also charitable fund raising programs. One popular fund raiser was "Bob a Job Day". Uniforms were designed for rough outdoor wear, but many boys also wore them to school and church. We are not sure there is any activity exclusevely associated
with English Scouting. We are also not familar with any important English Scout program involving military training. Hunting was an activity in American Scouting, but
we have not noted it as an activity in English Scouting. Many uniformed groups participated in similar activities such as bands and outdoor games, other groups has
more destinctive programs such as weapons training pursued by the Hitler Youth. Some Scout activities are entertainment for the boys, other involve learing skills for
which proficency badges can be awarded.
We do not know of many differences in the activites persued specifically in Scotland. The activities seem largely the same as Scouting activities in England. Thr Scouting program is a British program with very little differences in the various countries which compose the United Kingdom. Exceptions here may be a variety of activites concerned with Scottish hitory and cilture. The bagpipes are often present at Scottish Scout camps and activities and we notice the Scouts engaged in Highland dancing, although we are not sure how common that was. Hopefully our Scottish readers will provide somme information here.
We notice the Scouts engaged in Highland dancing. This seems to be an informal activity, although we have almost no information at this time. We are not sure how common Highland dancing was or is at Scottish Scout activities. Many Scottish Scouts are unfamiliar with Highland dancing. At camps there are often some basic lessons given to allow them to perform simple steps.
The bagpipes are often present at Scottish Scout camps and activities. In fact you can vityually not have an important Scottish Scout event without bagpipes. I'm not sure learning the bagpipes was a Scout activity. The boys seen piping at Scout events may simply be using the skills they have learned at school or through private tuition.
Group singing around campfires or indoors is a perial Scout activity. Scottisj Scouts often have a bagpipe to accompanybthem in the singing. Some Scouts put on more modern entertainment utilizing singing. With Scottis Scouts, Scottish folk songs are very popular.
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