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 permit holders
  • ~1000 members of our Facebook group

The Damboree Team are the cheerleaders of those who are doing the do, the late nights, and early mornings (sunrise on the focus weekend is ~0442 if anyone was interested), the cooks, the washer-uppers, camp leaders, the activity leaders and the assessors, the list of supporting roles is endless.

Well done you, and to those yet to camp, well done to you too!

County League Tables

We’ve been tracking the orders through our system as they head onwards to our badge partner, it’s something we’re going to look to improve, along with many other things if/when we decide to do 2019.

So, whilst cleaning and analysing the data we thought it would be interesting to see which counties had ordered the most badges, a reasonable guide to actual participation as opposed to intend to participate which is what the registration was all about.

County Top 10 By Beaver Participation

Rank County Blue Badge Count Silver Badge Count
1 Norfolk 621 159
2 Lancashire 587 199
3 Kent 507 162
4 Hampshire 422 106
5 Staffordshire 347 122
6 Dorset 277 32
7 Cambridgeshire 275 37
8 Lincolnshire 248 54
9 Cleveland 230 120
10 Wiltshire 224 58

As you can see the Damboree Team counties feature quite heavily, with Norfolk (Tony Buttifant) leading the way, with Kent (Andy Sissons), Hampshire (Ben Knowles) very close at hand. My own county Buckinghamshire, languishes in 25th but I’m pleading vacant ACC Beavers role as mitigation. The full list is at the bottom of this article, if you’re interested.

There is talk of Damboree Bragging Rights being bestowed on the County Commish with the largest number of participants, the only real way we have to measure that at the moment is badge sales, although we appreciate not all Damboree Events will partake of our badges, and may do their own.

So share this with your County Commissioners, ACC Beavers and remind them #BeaversareScouts_ScoutsCamp and that #skillsforlifestartswithbeavers

Newsletters

We know not everyone does social media, and whilst this years Damboree success has been driven by social media, we would like to offer a newsletter service. This will distribute newsletters to targeted audiences who sign up, such as Commissioners, Leaders & Parents. You can sign up to the newsletters….

Newsletter

Posterity & Pictures

Our Facebook page and group has been inundated with wonderful pictures that we want to be able to keep for posterity, and allow the world beyond social media to see. So in the coming weeks we’ll be adding a photo album function to the website to ensure that Damboree lasts longer than Facebook

Damboree 2019

As we head into our focus weekend, we’re already casting our thoughts forwards to 2019, whether it needs to be an annual or continual drive towards support #beaversintents, to that end we’ll be posting a Survey over the summer recess, and running it throughout August/September, answers after September will be included, but may not be used to inform decisions.
The hope is that it will branch for Parents, Participants, Silver Badge Holders and Gold Badge Holders to get feed back on what they got from Damboree,  what we can do better next time, if we go for it again.

Reunion 2018

A number of the Damboree Team will be at Gilwell Reunion this year, although some of us only got day release rather than a weekend pass, so it’ll be Saturday Only for myself, and possibly Ben.  Let us know if you would like to arrange a meetup.

Full League Table

Rank County Blue Badge Count Silver Badge Count
1 Norfolk 621 159
2 Lancashire 587 199
3 Kent 507 162
4 Hampshire 422 106
5 Staffordshire 347 122
6 Dorset 277 32
7 Cambridgeshire 275 37
8 Lincolnshire 248 54
9 Cleveland 230 120
10 Wiltshire 224 58
11 Hertfordshire 198 39
12 Suffolk 197 57
13 West Yorkshire 195 68
14 North Yorkshire 186 62
15 Northamptonshire 180 74
16 Bedfordshire 179 36
17 Berkshire 177 45
18 Derbyshire 176 60
19 Worcestershire 165 43
20 Flintshire 155 17
21 East Sussex 149 27
22 West Midlands 145 42
23 Aberdeenshire 145 75
24 Cornwall 136 59
25 Buckinghamshire 122 35
26 Devon 119 23
27 Aberdeenshireshire 118 49
28 Durham 118 18
29 Essex 106 35
30 Angus 90 40
31 Merseyside 85 22
32 Midlothian 82 17
33 Bristol 81 10
34 Oxfordshire 80 20
35 Cheshire 68 25
36 Gloucestershire 68 14
37 Ross-Shire 65 25
38 Somerset 63 9
39 Edinburgh 60 4
40 Anglesey 60 25
41 West Lothian 52 18
42 Torfaen 50 20
43 Western Isles 45 25
44 West Glamorgan 40 10
45 LONDON 36 10
46 West Sussex 33 8
47 Avon 33 15
48 North humberside 32
49 Caerdydd 32 9
50 North Somerset 30 8
51 Greater Manchester 30 10
52 Surrey 29 15
53 Fife 28 13
54 Highlands 26 9
55 Leicestershire 25 1
56 lothian 24 12
57 North Somerset 24 7
58 Middlesex 23 5
59 tyne and wear 21 9
60 Northumbria 21 9
61 Shropshire 20 15
62 Isle of Wight 20 6
63 GMW 20 6
64 Moray 19 10
65 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 18 3
66 South Lamar 17 5
67 Humberside 15 5
68 Inverclyde 15 3
69 Armagh 15
70 East Yorkshire 15 7
71 Powys 14 1
72 Merthyr Tydfil 13 8
73 Isle of Skye 13 5
74 SOUTHGLOUCESTERSHIRE 12 7
75 Worcs 12 10
76 Guernsey 12 8
77 Herefordshire 12 7
78 lancs 12 3
79 Denbighshire 10 2
80 WeSt Midlands 10 10
81 Northumberland 10 1
82 South Glamorgan 8 1
83 Cardiff 6 10
84 stockton 6 5
85 Vale of Glamorgan 6 8

#Damboree #BeaversinTents # BeaversareScouts_ScoutsCamp #Skillsforlife_startswithbeavers