Damboree @ Reunion & AGM

I write this after a day that started anxiously for most of the Damboree Team, I am quite pooped, it has to be said John May had submitted a question to the Scout Association AGM which asked a question regarding building on the #crowdscouting success of Damboree, how can HQ support grass roots driven intiatives. … Continue reading Damboree @ Reunion & AGM

It’s the Final Badge Run, do do do do….doodle-oo do do

For those of us who remember Europe, and the Final Countdown the Damboree Team has now just given you a synth-earworm as we deliver this all important message. Anyone who is too young to remember The Final Countdown,  you need to Youtube it.... Anyhoo, we will say this only once, but thanks to the wonders … Continue reading It’s the Final Badge Run, do do do do….doodle-oo do do

Beaver Without Borders

Over the last 12 days I’ve had the honour of camping with Derwent and Dove scout District on our Sweden trip. This consisted of 39 scouts and explorers and 1 beaver scout. Please meet Matthew 😁 Both of Matthews parents are leaders and was on the camp. So the little brave man joined in 12 … Continue reading Beaver Without Borders

25th Halifax – Their Damboree Story

25th Halifax St. Marks Beavers is  currently only a small colony but still we had a fantastic Damboree. We did so many fun and exciting things at Bradley Wood Campsite,  such as canoeing, climbing, archery, circus skills, backwoods cooking and singing at the campfire circle. We are looking forward to our next outdoor adventure😃😃

The Eve of The Camp

No one would have believed in the years since twenty fifteen that Nights Away affairs where being watched by intelligences that inhabited the timeless worlds of Facebook. No one could have dreamed we were being scrutinized as someone with a microscope studies Beavers that swarm and multiply at the mention of mud. Few leaders even … Continue reading The Eve of The Camp

Damboree Overseas – Malaysia

Intrepid Damboree Reporter Andy T. caught up with the, currently, only overseas Damboree event participants 2nd Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, whilst we wait for photo's of their Damboree adventures, here is the interview: 1) Who are you and where are you involved in Scouting? Melanie G., born & bred in Melbourne, Australia, and currently living … Continue reading Damboree Overseas – Malaysia

4th June News Update

General Roundup Bit of a serious one this, as there is lots going on at the moment with many many wonderful leaders out camping with their beavers, and we remain completely humbled by levels of support that Damboree continues to receive: >8000 Blue Badges ordered >2000 Silver Badges ordered >30 Gold badges issued to new … Continue reading 4th June News Update

The Big Weekend Rushes Upon Us!

As we rush headlong towards the end of May, and towards the Damboree focus weekend of the Solstice 22nd-24th June 2018, we felt it would be a good time to remind people of the badge ordering process so we can ensure out badge Partner, Karuna Badges has enough stock and is able to deliver to … Continue reading The Big Weekend Rushes Upon Us!

DON’T GIVE PARENTS / CARERS SPACE TO WORRY

It is not uncommon for Beavers to spend their first night away from a close family member at a Sleepover, let alone CAMPING! So the challenge is: How do Leaders give parents confidence? One answer is to hold a Parent’s Evening. During the fast 15-20 minute meeting I would suggest you cover the following topics: … Continue reading DON’T GIVE PARENTS / CARERS SPACE TO WORRY

Damboree in the News!

7th Preston Beaver Colony managed to get themselves, and Damboree, in the local news! The Lancashire Post, part of the Johnston Publishing local newspaper network. reported on the 7th Preston's Damboree camp at Waddecar Scout Activity Centre earlier in April. Link to News Article Getting news coverage for Damboree was so for down our wish … Continue reading Damboree in the News!