Frequently Asked Questions

Beavers Turquoise Badge Requirements

Complete 5 OPTIONS & all of the ESSENTIALS section
OPTIONS
- [ ] 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 ASU or Beaver ACC or County Nights Away Advisers 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
#DamboreeBeavers #BeaversInTents
#SkillsForLife_BeginsWithBeavers

Cubs Emerald Badge Requirements

Complete 5 OPTIONS & all of the ESSENTIALS section.
OPTIONS:
- [ ] Help to pitch and strike your tent
- [ ] Cook a Backwoods meal with your tent buddies
- [ ] Show you know what things you need to do to look after your campsite and kit
- [ ] Make, name and look after an imaginary camp pet...
- [ ] Build a shelter/bivvy for two, and sleep in it for at least one night of your camp
- [ ] Make a useful Camp Gadget
- [ ] Erect and use a weather stone to give local weather forecast.
- [ ] Make a woggle out of something you have on camp. Could be wood or cord. Using knife skills or knots.
- [ ] Invite one of the Damboree ASU or your ACC Cubs or County Nights Away Advisers to your event
- [ ] Perform a Campfire skit or teach a new song

Essentials - do ALL of these
- [ ] 2 or 3 nights Cubs sleeping outside
- [ ] Spell out Damboree in Camp Items
- [ ] Post pictures, or it didn’t happen, to Facebook using #DamboreeCubs #Cubsintents
#SkillsForLife_ContinuesWithCubs

Will there be a Damboree 2019?

Yes. There will be.

Damboree Occasional Badge Denials

Central Yorkshire - NO
Cheshire - NO

Damboree Occasional Badge Approvals

CC Approval Thread:
Hampshire - YES
Avon - YES
Bedfordshire - YES
Bucks - YES
Cambridge - YES
Cleveland - YES
Co. Armagh - YES
Cornwall - YES
Cumbria - YES
Derbyshire - YES
Devon - YES
Durham - YES
East Sussex - YES
Essex - YES
Gloucestershire - YES
Greater London (all) - YES
Gwent - YES
Hereford & Worcester - YES
Humberside - YES
Kent - YES
Leicestershire - YES
Lincolnshire - YES
Norfolk - YES
North Manchester - YES
North Yorkshire - YES
Northamptonshire - YES
Northumberland - YES
Oxfordshire - YES
Scotland (yes all of it) - YES
Shropshire - YES
Somerset - YES
Suffolk - YES
Vale of Glamorgan - YES
West Mercia - YES
West Sussex - YES
Wiltshire - YES
Guernsey BC - YES
Staffordshire - YES
Hertfordshire - YES
Berkshire - YES
Montgomeryshire - YES
Mid Glamorgan - YES

Nights Away – How it should work

To begin the process, the Leader wanting a permit fills out the application form and emails/mails/ gives the form to the Nights Away Advisor.

http://scouts.org.uk/media/548098/Application-Form-Jan15.doc

This will include any and all information regarding the persons background and experience as well as what type of permit they are applying for.

The application is acknowledged by the NAA, who will make contact to discuss the persons experience, knowledge and abilities, and together formulate a plan to work through the assessment.

It is mildly irrelevant as to how much camping they have done, it is about the persons current ability to plan, organise and run a camp in accordance with the Scout Association rules.

THERE IS NO REQUIREMENT TO HAVE RUN A MINIMUM NUMBER OF CAMPS BEFORE YOU CAN BE ASSESSED.

THERE IS NO REQUIREMENT TO HAVE YOUR WOOD BADGE BEFORE BEING ISSUED A PERMIT

THERE IS NO REQUIREMENT FOR COMPULSORY TRAINING BEFORE BEING ASSESSED. IT IS NOT MANDATORY TO ATTEND MODULE 16 or MODULE 38 BEFORE RUNNING YOUR CAMPS*

However, they are incredibly useful sources of information for Leaders. More information can be found https://members.scouts.org.uk/FS120800

The NAA should then assess the person against the assessment form AC120990 :

http://members.scouts.org.uk/documents/AC120990%20.doc

The assessment will probably be a minimum of three parts:

  • An initial meeting to go through the form and tick off any parts they can;
  • a camp,
  • then a final meeting.

There may be a practical assessment against some of the equipment. This will be up to the NAA.

Then there will USUALLY be a mutually convenient camp organised for the applicant to demonstrate their ability to actually plan and run an event, although this is under the watchful eye of a current NAP holder, just to ensure no major mishaps.

After this camp, the applicant will prepare the financial paperwork, meet up with the NAA and discuss how the camp went, sort out any minor issues and finalise the application.

The NAA will then recommend a permit on Compass and the DC will then issue once they are satisfied all is in order.

The AC120990 paperwork remains with the applicant to pass to the DC for final sign off, although now the permit is approved through Compass.

The key is open and clear communication both ways.

Q: Will there be a special limited edition; badge for Leaders who qualify for their Campsite permit?

A: Any leader who has registered on the Damboree, is assessed, and gains a Campsite permit, will be eligible for the special edition badge.

Silver Badge Requirements

Complete 1 of the below:
- [ ] Mentor another leader through the Permit process
- [ ] Organise a Damboree camping event for your Colony, Pack or Group
- [ ] Take an active role in a larger District or County Damboree Event
- [ ] Be a non-Uniformed or Parent Helper on a Damboree Event
- [ ] Be a Young Leader on a Damboree Event
- [ ] Be a Uniformed Helper on a Damboree Event

Gold Badge Requirements

Complete 1 of the below:
- [ ]  Succeed in achieving your first Campsite Nights Away Permit as part of a Damboree event
- [ ]  Answer the Nights Away Advisers call and asses a Beaver or Cub leader for their Campsite Permit as part of your validation

It is not expected that you would get a permit, and become an Nights Away Adviser in the same Damboree cycle.

Q: Do I need a Nights Away Permit?

A: All qualifying events need to follow the appropriate National Scout Body rules.