Damboree Active Support Unit Joins MKScouts

Damboree is a collection of adult scouters and volunteers from around the United Kingdom who have spent 2018 promoting camping, camp permits and dispelling the myths that Beavers couldn’t camp, or for only one night, or that Beavers HAD to camp with other sections.

A completely grass roots led initiative, that identified an issue, and sought to address it, we’ve had a lot of moral support from Milton Keynes District Commissioner, Stuart B., Bucks County Commissioner James P., and a number of Commissioners across the country who have endorsed the wearing of the Damboree occasional badges, which includes badges for adults and helpers.

With around 13000 Beavers, 3500 adults, and 200 permits issued as a result of the social media driven campaign, it was time to find a home for ourselves, and “go legit”. Thanks to the support of the District Commissioner, Stuart Bailey, and the District Executive, Damboree Active Support Unit will be based out of Milton Keynes District to continue it’s activities, through the Damboree 2019 programme, which will include Cubs and Cub Leaders.

More information about our 2019 programme, how we’ve supported other Leaders and the story of our 2018 success can be found on the Damboree website: https://www.damboree.co.uk.

We also have a Facebook page, and Groups:

https://www.facebook.com/Damboree/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/DamboreeBeavers/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/DamboreeCubs/

Our team includes some distinguished scouting personalities:

Andy S. & Tony B., the Scouts UK Technical Nights Away Advisers

Andy T., Nights Away Assessor (new) and our Scottish Office

Ben K.,  County Nights Away Adviser for Hampshire & Beaver Leader

Sam E., Group Scout Leader in Dorset

Stuart B., Milton Keynes District

Karuna Badges, Suzanne B., Ray B., the Damboree Badge Partnership

Clive E., National ASU Member for Supporting Assessors

Leigh P. & Ang H., our new Cubs Programme co-ordinators

John May, Honorary El Presidente of Damboree, a charming man of many wonderful hats.

The Damboree Team is very grateful to Milton Keynes District, for giving us a proper home, as we look to consolidate our Beaver programme, expand into Cubs for 2019, and start developing an Event Passport focused Scout programme for 2020/2021 to meet our objectives of promoting #everyoneintents.

We’re also grateful to Online Scout Manager, Ed J. for their support too.

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