Highland Games 2018
Scottish Highland Games Competition 2018
Featuring professional Scottish Highland weights and hammers. Our Highland games combine traditional Celtic sports competitions that originated centuries ago in the Scottish Highlands with a few Scouting twists! You will compete in fun and challenging Celtic tests of strength, endurance and skill. The Highland Games is both an individual event and a team event for groups of 4-8 participants from Venture Crews, Teams and Troops.
Highland Games will run in the morning from 8:30 a.m. to mid-afternoon at Camp Tahuaya. Teams choose their participants for each Highland athletic competition. These competitions are open to all Scouts, Venturers, Explorers and adults.
Kilts will be provided for the participants where necessary. Units are encouraged to make their own kilts! Troops and Crews can also visit the annual Gathering of the Clans Scottish Festival in Salado, 3 miles south of Camp Tahuaya on the service road. The Festival runs from Friday night to Sunday afternoon. (Festival admission is @ $15.) Participants may camp all weekend at Camp Tahuaya. All participants receive a Camp Tahuaya Highland Games T-Shirt.
Event classes will be by age: “Light Weight” will be 12 and under, “Medium Weight” 13-14, and “Heavy Weight” 15-17. There will also be Venturing and Adult classes for both Males and Females. Individual and Team Awards will be given in each class. There will be “Toss” events that go for distance and “throw” events go for height.
Click here for the Highland Games information page.