We’re really excited to be expanding our programme to Scouts in 2020, you will find the badge requirements below, and links to our social media presences so you can get involved.
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
- [ ] With others, pitch and strike your tents on the event, including kitchen/storage as well as sleeping.
- [ ] Be part of a group of Scouts to arrange and set up a well-organised site. It should include sleeping tents, food and equipment stores, a fire or stove, kitchen and eating area.
- [ ] Explore the environment of your camp and make sure you know where everything is. Respect the environment you are in and, at the end of the camp, leave the site as you found it. Take steps to reduce any harm to the environment.
- [ ] Show how to use an axe, saw AND knife safely, setup an appropriate area for this activity.
- [ ] Build a bivouac and sleep in it for the entire event, ensure your creation is robust and secure enough to last.
- [ ] Paracord stuff; Be creative and teach others different techniques, eg woggles, brackets, keyrings etc.
- [ ] Plan and run a wide game for the event, at least 2 hours of activity.
- [ ] Take an active part in a Campfire or other entertainment, including laying and tending to the fire and ensuring it is well controlled.
- [ ] Lead and run the cooking of an entire meal for the event. Understand the importance of food hygiene and a balanced diet and how that can work at camp.
- [ ] Invite Asst County Commissioner (Scouts), County Nights Away Adviser, or Damboree Team Member (Active Support Unit) to your Damboree Event.
ESSENTIALS - Do ALL of these
- Sleep 2+ nights as part of a Troop, Group, District or larger event or on a Nights Away Passport
- Create a free standing Damboree sign or camp gateway using pioneering skills and materials.
- Post pictures, or it didn’t happen, to Facebook using #DamboreeScouts, #ScoutsCamp, #EveryoneInTents, & #SkillsForLife_SucceedsWithScouts
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