County Calendar

Details of forthcoming County events can be found in our interactive calendar below ( hover over the date to see the activity on that date):

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Activity Centres

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Details of activity centres Scouts work with can be found in below:

Activity Centres

County Activities

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!

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‘SWAP2017-Back to Basics’. This event has been completely planned and will be run by Young Leaders from different districts across the county.

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.camp@birminghamscouts.org.uk or by calling our Camp Lead, Jamie Burrell on 07531478076.

The price for this camp will be £45 for participants and £15 for leaders.

Adult Applications

Young Person Application

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We have now selected our 36 youngsters and 4 Leaders for the Birmingham Contingent. Richard Berry, Elizabeth Curran, Gez Evans and Elizabeth Kemp  pictured below who will be leading the Contingent and we wish them well in their preperation and for the Jamboree itself.

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For any further information please contact Paul Barlow ACC (International)  paul.barlow@birminghamscouts.org.uk

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Birmingham Contingent Leader Team

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iceSCOUT: A fresh approach to winter camping. Open to the Scout and Explorer Scout Sections it will be taking place on 2nd to 4th December 2016 With a chance of snow, ice, rain, and freezing temperatures there are many activities for you to take part in to warm yourself up. Birmingham’s new winter camp is being held at Blackwell Court. Bookings will open from the 1st July 2016….
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Bivouac (biv-oo-ak) – to live comfortably in camp, a scout must know how to make a bivouac shelter for the night … a temporary camp without tents or cover … (Adapted from Scouting For Boys)

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 bivouac@birminghamscouts.org.uk

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BrumVenture: Activity Badge Weekend. Open to the Scout section, taking place from 7th to 9th October 2016. Adventure, Achievement & an Activity Badge – Thirteen badges all in one weekend with the new badge Emergency Aid Stage 4 added for the 2016 event. The event is held at Pikes Pool. Bookings are now being taken for the 2016 event.
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Birmingham Scouts are once again pleased to support the NSGSO and we will once again be hosting the event in 2017.

We are taking applications for both the Orchestra and Concert Band. The course and concerts are based in Stourbridge, West Midlands and run from Sunday 30 July – Sunday 6 August 2017. The closing date for applications is midnight on Saturday 10 December. Last year 115 young people attended – a record year and we hope to take even more in 2017.

The cost of the course has been kept the same as last year at £490, payable in four instalments. The course cost includes full board, accommodation, rehearsals and workshops with a professional conductor and sectional tutors, uniform for new members, transportation during the week and social activities. You just need to transport yourself to Stourbridge and after that everything else is paid for other than pocket money. We can pick you up from Stourbridge station or Birmingham airport.

To apply for the 2017 NSGSO Course and to find out lots more detail go to apply.nsgso.com

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