As we head into the Summer break, now the dust has settled after Focus Weekend, it’s time to catch up on some of the boring bits before the Milton Keynes District AGM in September (We’re an Active Support Unit hosted from within MK District after-all), and prep some numbers for the information packs we’ll have available from our stand at Gilwell Reunion.
It’s all getting very exciting as we head towards Focus Weekend, we have something like 40 Damboree Events that weekend across the country. We’re also very excited that Scouting Radio will be broadcasting shows across the weekend and we’re encouraging all those with Beavers camping that weekend, Damboree events or not, to get in touch through their facebook page.
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.
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'”.