Virginia Scottish Games - August 31 & September 1, 2013

Children's Games

Presented in part by Mid-Atlantic Scots4Tots 501(c)(3)

Mid-Atlantic Scots 4 Tots

The Virginia Scottish Games and Festival is pleased to welcome back the Mid-Atlantic Scots4Tots as Children Games Coordinator.

The Children Games will start at 11:00 a.m. near the main entrance and run every hour

The Children's games are loosely modeled after the adult professional and amateur athletics' events and are open to children up to 15 years of age.  Children compete in four or five different events (depending on their age), and compete within their own age bracket: 5 and under, 6- 8, 9-11 and 12 and over.  The non profit charitable group will manage the events which will include the hammer toss, the caber toss and Braemar stone throw. Other activities between the games include a haggis toss, a kilt relay, balloon swords and face painting.  Ribbons are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.  All others get a participant ribbon. The field is usually crowded, so heats are run with several competitors at a time.  Each participant gets to keep their "discus."

Mid-Atlantic Scots4Tots is proud to be associated with the Childrenís Games.

Mid-Atlantic Scots4Tots is affiliated with the Childrenís National Medical Center of Washington D.C. and the Walter Reed Medical Center and focuses on the physical and emotional well being of children and families, as everyone shares the emotional stress of an illness.  MAST provided $1830 in funding their first year, along with more than 625 volunteer hours to these two medical facilities.

While members of the Mid-Atlantic Scots4Tots have been a part of The Shakespeare Theater's presentation of the National Theatre of Scotlandís production of "Black Watch." Its Color Guard was also was invited to lead the New York City National Tartan Day Parade and the Mid-Atlantic Scots4Tots has the support of the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor from the Scottish Affairs Office in the British Embassy.

This is a group for everyone, and as their motto states: You donít have to be Scottish, you just have to care!

For more information, go to their website at


We are looking for parents to volunteer as coaches or judges,
please contact David Close at if you are interested in helping out.


Um sir, that is for the children to toss


   2013 Dates will be August 31 - September 1, 2013 

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