With the exciting news (To us at least) that Scouts Canada are promoting Beavers Camping as part of their updated Canadian Path, we’ve had a request to ship some Damboree Badges to Canada, as part of one Group Commissioners efforts to get his Beavers out in tents.
So, we thought ‘lets do a two night camp, how hard can it be, and the second night is supposed to be easier’ (so everyone says). Planning started, dates were set.
Then it dawned on us….
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.
Occasional badges are required to be approved by the appropriate Commissioner as there seems to be no mechanic for approving Occasional Badges nationally (we’ve tried) we’re in the throes of getting the word out to get approvals through our network of participants.
As winter turns into Spring, and Damboree event planning is well underway, it is with great excitement we’re able to now start taking badge orders for the 2019 Damboree, due to arrive with our Northern Warehouse towards the end of March, we will be shipping badges from very early in April, after they have arrived and been checked into stock.
To that end I’d like to present the full set of badges available for purchase this year:
It’s been a busy month in Damboree HQ, so here is our roundup of exciting Damboree News
Merch Release – Phase 1
As many of you will know, there was a wee bit of jealousy in the air when the Damboree team done up and got themselves some hoodies and neckers for the first Damboree. We had no idea how successful it would be, or how much demand for merchandise there would be…