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.
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.
It had occured to myself and Badger that we were getting a number of queries about what Damboree is, why we exist and most importantly what’s the point?
Although it’s been said before it goes without saying that Damboree owes a huge amount to a large number of people who made Damboree 2018, the First Damboree a success beyond our wildest aspirations. The moral support, and patience, shown by so many of our fellow Scouting colleagues humbles us again and again.