Damboree Stories

Never Give Up! Never Surrender

East Cornwall District held their very first Damboree a few weeks ago at Nine Ashes Scout Activity Centre with almost 90 Beavers present. Sadly, the original camp that was planned for September 2018 had to be postponed due to a horrid storm on the camp date that swept in across the South West on the Damboree weekend uprooting trees and causing flooding.

Typical, thanks Mother Nature! We just had to put the Beavers safety first and move the date to early spring. 

More Song Adaption Goodness!

As you may remember, Stuart Ball likes to tinker with songs to give them a Damboree feel. He’s done some very cruel things to classic like the opening monologue to War The Worlds, and the Duck Tales theme. So it’s nice to know there are others out there who respect musical culture more than he does.

Courtesy of the Phil Davis (Akela) of 1st Micklefield Leeds.

“We used our Damboree camp as our Group camp this year and our CSL wrote an anthem to sing round the camp fire with the cubs. He is happy for others to use it with a tweak of the group name. Sing it to the Beatles ‘all Together'”.

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…


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