The Tramping Camp

of the

1st Dundee Troop Boy Scouts

July 1911

Edited by: J. Shaw

Written by: A. Edwards

This is an account of the "Tramping Camp" of the 1st Dundee Troop Boy Scouts that took place in 1911. It is taken from a hand-written diary made by one of the participants. The original book contains pen sketches drawn directly into the diary, presumably, by the narrator's brother Jack Edwards.

The 1st Dundee Troop was formed in 1908, the year that the Boy Scout movement was founded, so this trek must be one of the earliest recorded. The scoutmaster of the troop was my grandfather, Mr James Shaw. I have a photograph of him with the Lieutenant-General Sir R.S.S. Baden-Powell, inspecting the 1st Dundee Troop Boy Scouts at Dudhope Castle, Dundee as part of a visit in 1910.

J. Shaw, January 1998 (revised July 2015)

Day One - Dundee to Coupar Angus

Day Two - Coupar Angus

Day Three - Coupar Angus to Dunkeld

Day Four - Dunkeld to Aberfeldy

Day Five - Aberfeldy to Amulree

Day Six - Amulree to Crieff

Day Seven - Crieff to Perth

Day Eight - Perth to Dundee

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