Dunbartonshire District
Beaver Damboree 2019

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Friday 26th April 2019 - Sunday 28th April 2019
Auchengillen Outdoor Center

About

Damboree is all about Beavers! - an opportunity for all Beaver Scouts within Dunbartonshire District to camp outside and have some great adventures!

Dunbartonshire Damboree is an activity camp which spans a whole weekend created especially for Beavers! This will be the first district-led Damboree and has been put together by leaders from accross the district with loads of camping expeirece!

Our main aims for our damboree are to see everyone smiling, having fun, enjoying the adventure, meeting new people and making new friends. We do this by offering a varied and exciting programme of activities for all participants with a community feel across the whole site and a vibrant, lively atmosphere.

The Damboree is taking place over 2 nights from the evening of Friday 26th April to the afternoon of Sunday 28th April at Auchengillan Outdoor Centre.

Activities

Campfire + Sing-Songs!

Orienteering!

Grass Sledging!


Soft Archery!

Scavenger Hunt!

Nerf War!


and much more!

Events/Dates

Kit Info Evening

Mon 25th March 2019 - 6-7.30pm

Go Outdoors Clydebank

An information evening for parents and Beavers to learn about different bits of personal kit required for Damboree. Higher discounts available on the night available to attendees.

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Kit Info Evening

Mon 1st April 2019 - 6-7.30pm

Go Outdoors Clydebank

An information evening for parents and Beavers to learn about different bits of personal kit required for Damboree. Higher discounts available on the night available to attendees.

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Damboree Fun Day

TBC

Arden Campsite

An afternoon for attendees of Damboree to get to know each other. Volunteers will run a number of team-building activites for Beavers so they get a feel for the big event!

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Dunbartonshire Damboree!

Friday 26th April 2019 - Sunday 28th April 2019

Auchengillen Outdoor Center

The big event! Please contact your section leader to sign up!

FAQ

What is a Damboree?

For many years it was thought that Beavers were not allowed to sleep in tents and could only have "indoor camps". In fact the rules changed in 2015 and so in 2018 in a bid to get more Beavers sleeping outdoors under canvas a national initiative was brought in called "Damboree, Beavers in Tents".

What will the Camp look like?

There are approximately 60 Beavers from across 6 groups within the District attending so far, with around 15-20 leaders to support them. We are booked in to one of the quieter camp grounds within Auchengillan which has access to a toilet and shower block (as if they are actually going to shower!?). In addition, we have exclusive use of a chalet from which we will be carrying out all the catering.

What if we need to contact Parents, or vice versa?

As with all camps, a primary and secondary contact will be nominated, so should we need to contact you or vice versa we can do so easily.


Where will Beavers sleep?

In tents! Damboree is a movement to allow our turquiose ninjas an opportunity to camp in the great outdoors! There will be very limited indoor accomodation available too.

What sort of activites can Beavers expect?

All activies will be tailored to Beavers age range. They will get the opportunity to ride on grass sledges, orienteering & map reading, campfire sing-song, join the Nerf war and lots more! All activites have been risk assessed and will be ran by trained leaders.

Are Beavers safe at the site?

Auchengillen Outdoor Center is designed for Youth Groups & School Outings. There are plenty of center staff as well as leaders from all groups attending to ensure Beavers are super safe while at Damboree!


What should my Beaver bring to camp?

Tents and food are all provided by groups. Peronal kit lists will be sent out prior to the event by Beaver Leaders. If you are looking for further information about kit then please sign up to one of our information evenings at GoOutdoors!

Will there be a leader available during the day/at night?

Group leaders will be with Beaver colonies throughout the day. Camping will be in small groups with Beavers of the same colonies sleeping next to the tents of their leaders.

Are there toilets/showers etc?

Yes! There are lots of toilet blocks located accross the site, as well as washing facilites.

Contact Us


Do you have any questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us directly. Our team will come back to you as soon as we can!