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Fantastic Survival Camp in March 2014
2014 had another great Parent and Cub Camp watch out for details of 2015 event in May
Beaver Picnic June 1st- An excellent day out and chance for 80+ Beavers to try new things

Another excellent Parent & Cub Camp- Put 16th-18th May in your diary for next year!

Another great BASP Emergency First Aid Course 8th-10th March 2013

Scout Survival Skills Weekend

15th -17th March 2013

Basp November 2008

Nine very brave souls spent last weekend taking part in a Basp Emergency First Aid Course. Sub zero temperatures in addition to a snow fall on Friday showed Meggernie Outdoor Centre in it's winter best. Plenty of layers were needed to keep out the winter chills and quantities of homemade soup and baking provided fuel to keep hypothermia at bay!

Already people are checking out the dates for the next course. Are you up to dealing with casualities in "realtime" conditions? Checking out airways, breathing and circulation and getting an effective recovery position on a slope take on a whole new light when performed outside in true wintery conditions. Thanks to all including instructor Iain for making a great course. Check out the Events page for further details of the next course

Big Tree Country Awards 2008

Meggernie Outdoor Centre staff attended an awards ceremony at Gleneagles Hotel in November. The Centre was a finalist in The Wildlife in Education Awards. Big Tree Country Awards are presented to organisations within Perth & Kinross demonstrating excellence in promoting a greater understanding and awareness of wildlife in their local area. The Awards were presented by BBC Environmental Correspondent, Louise Batchelor.

Would you like to join us on one of our Estate Walks or help with a project? The Centre has bat and owl boxes to encourage winged residents. The newly planted hedge will provide a wildlife corridor from the river bank. It is hoped that future visitors will have the opportunity for closer views of red squirrels and other visitors.

 

Parent and Cub Camp 2008

Over 60 parents and Cubs attended the National Parent and Cub Camp at Meggernie last month.

The weekend was based around a Scottish Clan theme which suited the site's setting in Scotland's longest, loveliest and loneliest glen. The parents and Cubs from all over Scotland camped under canvas for the weekend and took part in a range of Scouting activities together including archery, rock climbing, fire lighting, backwoods cooking, orienteering, pond dipping, fly casting, crafts, pioneering and grass sledging.

The Cubs also helped in the training of a mountain rescue dog by acting as stranded hillwalkers. After dressing suitably for a fabulous banquet on the Saturday evening the night ended with an enjoyable camp fire in the warm and still evening air, disturbed only by the enthusiastic singing! The clan theme continued the following day with the clans competing in Highland Games where the main prize was trying to stay dry! It was a fabulous weekend at a wonderful, historic site blessed with great weather which all the Cubs and their parents enjoyed together.

Traversing Wall

The indoor Traversing Wall is now in use and proving popular. Scouts are taking up the challenge to see how far they can get before touching the ground.

Traversing Wall at Meggernie

TyroLyon – Wow!!

It’s here. This is Meggernie’s own tyrolean crossing. Strength and bravery are required to cross the river Lyon. All that’s left to do then is sit back and enjoy the speedy ride back.

 

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Meggernie Outdoor Centre - flying the flag for fun. You'll have a great time at Meggernie Outdoor Centre - fun and games, accommodation and camping. Campfire circle at Meggernie Outdoor Centre - fun and games, accommodation and camping. Face painting at Meggernie Outdoor Centre - fun and games, accommodation and camping. Enjoying the snow at Meggernie Outdoor Centre - fun and games, accommodation and camping. Guided walks at Meggernie Outdoor Centre - fun and games, accommodation and camping. Santa on the River Crossing Meggernie photo taken from the camp fire area
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