We’re privileged in Birmingham to have a fantastic team of leaders who come together as part of our extended county team to organise an array of great activities for our members, from competitions to trips and camps & we hope that there’s something for everybody! Many of our routine competitions and activities are communicated directly to districts and groups, however you’ll find below links to some of our larger events… If you’ve not taken part before, do take a look and get your booking in – don’t miss out!
It will take place at Beaudesert camp site from 13th-15th October. The main part of the camp will be on the Saturday and will consist of a series of day bases teaching basic scouting skills such as first aid and pioneering. The night will consist of a night hike where the explorers will walk a pre-planned route and will visit different bases putting into practice the skills they learnt in the morning bases.
We would like you to spread the word to both your leaders and young people as without them this event will not be possible. As this is a new event and something unique compared to other county events previous, we would be more than happy for you to get in touch with us and we can then arrange a visit to your groups to explain what the camp is about. You can contact us via email at: Swap.firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling our Camp Lead, Jamie Burrell on 07531478076.
The price for this camp will be £45 for participants and £15 for leaders.
For any further information please contact Paul Barlow ACC (International) email@example.com
Birmingham Contingent Leader Team
It’s getting dark and it’s starting to rain. You’ve been separated from your group and you’re hopelessly lost. It looks like you’re going to have to spend the night in the forest. With only the equipment in your rucksack and the countryside around you, would you know how to survive?
Run annually for over 40 years, Bivouac is unique to Birmingham Scouting. Four sequential awards (Training, Assessment, Junior Leader and Junior Staff) are designed to give participants the high level of skills needed to survive such a situation, and ultimately pass the Bivouac Assessment Award, Survival Skills Activity Badge and Emergency Aid Stage 3 Activity Badge.
All participants will need to build and sleep in a Bivouac, no matter what happens with the weather – there are no backup facilities – and prepare and cook food only found in the UK countryside - no processed food is allowed.
Applicants MUST be available for ALL dates identified on their awards application information sheet, found on the Bivouac Website homepage (from Mid-December), with applications opening on 1st March. Places are allocated on a first come – first served basis and are taken fast.
For further information, the organising team can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are now open for the 2018 National Scout and Guide Symphony Orchestra and Concert Band course. It runs from 29 July- 5 August 2018 in Stourbridge with concerts in Birmingham. It is open to any Scout, Explorer, YL, Network member or Leader aged 12-25 proficient in an instrument at grade 4 for the band and 5 for the orchestra. All information about the course, instruments and an application form are atapply.nsgso.com.It is coordinated through Birmingham Scouts Alex Peace- Gadsy is already booked for both of the final concerts on 4 August.
In 2014 we had 62 members; within 3 years in 2017 we had more than doubled and we had 128 members. We are growing- please join us!
Please email email@example.com for more information.
The closing date is midnight on Saturday 16 December 2017.