2024 Highland Games

Mountain Bayou Scout Camp

February 24, 2024

There are many legends about the origins of the Scottish Games.  The oldest of the Games can be traced back to the period of Roman Invasions.  In the 2nd and 3rd centuries, where Scottish warriors reputedly displayed their bravery and strength by performing feats of skill and power in front of the opposing army.  The most widely accepted tale describes the Games as informal athletic tests by which Kings and Clan Chiefs examined the agility, cunning and physical strength of their clansmen.  The victors of these trials were then awarded positions of leadership both on the battlefield and within the clan.  The Scottish Highland Games of “Heavy Events” are the modern continuation of the ancient Celtic tradition. 

Our Highland Games will combine traditional Celtic Sports with a few Scouting twists.  Scouts will compete in fun and challenging Celtic tests of strength, endurance and skill.  The games are open to all registered BSA troops and crews.

Registration Fees:

This event is open to all Scout BSA Troops, Explorer Scouts, Venture Crews and Sea Scouts.  Registration includes access to all events and a Highland Games Patch. 

File Name Description
Highland Leaderguide Download