ScotJam on Tour: Highlands & Islands

We can’t wait to welcome Participants to ScotJam on Tour: Highlands & Islands taking place at Badaguish Outdoor Centre on Saturday 24 or Sunday 25th July.  This page contains important information about how we’re going to keep everyone safe and make sure everyone enjoys ScotJam.

ScotJam on Tour: Highlands & Islands is taking place in line with current Scottish Government guidance and Scouts Scotland readiness levels.


If a participant, or a close contact (within 10 days), are displaying symptoms of Covid-19, or is self-isolating then they should not attending ScotJam on Tour: Highlands & Islands. In this situation you should contact the ScotJam Team – details at the bottom of this page.

Kit List
Each participant should bring with them …

  • Small Day Sack
  • Packed Lunch – including water bottle, morning and afternoon snacks.
    ScotJam is a NUT FREE event, please do no bring any food items which contain Nuts. 
  • Clothing appropriate for the weather – including waterproofs.
  • Sun Cream & Midge Repellant
  • Personal Medication – if required.
    This should be marked with name, group and dose frequency. This should be handed to a leader.
  • Face Covering – for when participants are inside any building and/for situations when physical distance is not possible.
  • Scouts will be required to bring swim wear, shows that can get wet (trainers/ water shoes – not crocs) and a towel. If they have a wetsuit that can bring that. Scouts in the Yellow activity group should come ‘swim ready’ with their swim wear underneath their clothes.

Participants are required to wear their neckie throughout the day.

All personal belongings must be clearly marked with your child’s full name and group.

ScotJam on Tour does not accept responsibility for personal equipment, clothing and effects, and The Scout Association DOES NOT provide automatic insurance cover in respect of such items. Participants are discouraged from bringing new or expensive clothes.

Arrival & Departures

ScotJam on Tour: Highlands & Islands is taking place at Badaguish Outdoor Centre, Aviemore, PH22 1AD – see Map. Access to the site is via a single-track road.

To limit the number of vehicles and people arriving on site at once we are allocating time slots for arrival and departure. Please make sure you stick to the time slot allocated below. If Alexander has a sibling attending or is car-sharing they should arrive at the earlier time.

Activity Group Red
Arrival Time 9.00am 9.00am 9.30am 9.30am
Departure Time 7.00pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

If you arrive prior to your time slot, please wait at the carpark in Rothimurchus (just after the bike hire)

On arrival you will be directed to a parking are where you should drop off Alexander. They will then be registered and join their group. You should stay in the parking area until you are advised to leave – this is to manage the flow of traffic on the single-track road.


Whilst at ScotJam on Tour: Highlands & Islands participants will be part of an activity group with other Cubs/Scouts.

Throughout the event participants will be supported and looked after by experience leaders and qualified instructors. Participants will stay with their allocated activity group for the duration of the event.

Activity 1 Archery Pioneering Mountain Biking Paddle Boarding & Beach Games
Activity 2 Pioneering Archery Mountain Biking Paddle Boarding & Beach Games
Activity 3 Orienteering Bushcraft Paddle Boarding & Beach Games Mountain Biking
Activity 4 Bushcraft Orienteering Paddle Boarding & Beach Games MMountain Biking

The program may be subject to last minute changes. All activities will be run in accordance with The Scout Association’s Safety rules.

In the evening there will be a BBQ, followed by Wide Games and a Camp Fire prior to departure.

Health & Safety

The Health & Safety of everyone involved in ScotJam on tour is the most important thing to us. To ensure this the following additional procedures will be put in place.

  • Each activity group will be given separate toilet facilities and an outdoor space for break to keep groups separate.
  • There will be extra cleaning in place to support hygiene management.
  • Equipment, including helmets, will be washed/disinfected and dried between use.
  • Participants will be required to sanitise/wash their hand before and after each activity/ meal.
  • Activity touch points will be cleaned by instructors after each group’s use.
  • Staff and Leaders are being strongly encourages to undertake a Lateral Flow Test prior to each event.

After ScotJam on Tour: Highlands & Islands we recommend that participants check for Ticks. Information about Ticks and Lyme Disease is available from Lyme Disease Action.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about attending ScotJam on Tour: Highlands & Islands then please do not hesitate to contact Jackie Gibson (

A personalised version of the above information, informing participants of their activity group and arrival time was e-mailed to all participants on Monday 19th July.