Facsimile and transcription of the Preface to the original copy of
The Tramping Camp
1st Dundee Troop Boy Scouts
Having been asked to accompany the 1st Dundee
Troop Boy Scouts on a week's tramping camp through
the Perthshire highlands, and having enjoyed for
the first time, sleeping under canvas, the proposal
was made to write a brief history of the week's events.
The distance covered represented 109 miles being an average
of 14 miles per day. The road lay from Dundee to Coupar-
Angus thence to Dunkeld then by way of Grantly to Aberfeldy
from Aberfeldy to Amulree thence to Crieff then by way of
Methven to Perth finally from Perth to Dundee.
The sketchings throughout the book are done by Patrol
Leader Jack Edwards of the "Peewits".
Some apology is necessary for the somewhat elementary
phrasing but it may here be stated to save the feeling of
disappointment that may arise in the minds of some readers
that no attempt at brilliancy is made, simply a record of a
very enjoyable holiday. The several members whom I
have taken the liberty of mentioning will I have no doubt
treat the remarks with their usual cheery indifference
at present I leave my fate to their very merciful criticism.
Dundee 1st September 1911
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