Frequently Asked Questions
Focus Weekend is an opportunity to share in the Damboree experience, the aim being that there is one weekend a year that we try and get as many people camping as possible. Well it started as as many Beavers camping at once, but as our scope has creeped, we're aiming for as many as possible in one weekend.
We appreciate that's not possible for everyone, and we're keen to see as many photos of people enjoying Damboree camping as possible through our social media channels.
So the important thing is when is Damboree Focus Weekend 2020?
19th-21st June 2020
We have adopted the closest weekend to the Summer Solstice, largely by accident, but it has stuck and likely to continue that way for the foreseeable.
Complete 5 OPTIONS & all of the ESSENTIALS section
- [ ] Help put up a tent
- [ ] Build and light a fire
- [ ] Learn how to tie three simple knots
- [ ] Cook over a fire (Eg twists or s’mores)
- [ ] Learn a new campfire song and perform it
- [ ] Set up your bed and sleeping bag
- [ ] Find out how Beavers live in the wild
- [ ] Invite one of the Damboree Active Support Unit or Beaver Assistant County Commissioner or County Nights Away Advisers (UK) or relevant Commissioner equivalency from your Scouting organisation, to your event
- [ ] Draw picture of the original Beaver uniform and name 3 differences
- [ ] Take part in a brand new adventurous activity with your Colony
ESSENTIALS - Do ALL of these
- Camp outside in tents with your colony for at least one night
- Spell out Damboree in natural materials
- Post pictures, or it didn’t happen, to Facebook using
A: Yes. For UK members of the Scout Associate POR 10.3 b. States that The County (Regional). A number of County (Regional) Commisioners have already stated they are happy for Youth Members and Leaders to wear.
We'll aim keep a list of relevent permissions, where we're made aware of it on our website