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


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!

There is now a Facebook page for the 24th World Scout Jamboree in 2019

24th world scout jamboree -north America 2019@2019wsj

And there is some great information on the event at the following website

The selection day for participants will be held on Saturday 24th June.

The application form for Scouts and Explorers to complete and submit can be found here. Completed forms must be returned by 11.59pm on the 11th June 2017.

For any further information please contact Paul Barlow ACC (International)

The Jamboree Facebook Page 2019 World Scout Jamboree Website Jamboree2019 Participant and Leader Flyer

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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

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BrumJam: Birmingham’s very own International Camp for Scouts and Guides from the UK and overseas took place in Summer 2012 and will take place from the 30th July to the 6th August at Blackwell Adventure. Find out more at or send an email to

Group bookings for BrumJam 2016 are now full however we are still open for staff bookings…

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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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Kandersteg: Bi-annual winter International trip for Birmingham Scouts & Explorer Scouts, Guides & Senior Section. Activities include Snow Shoe Walking, Skiing, Ice Skating, Curling, City Trips, Torch Light Night Hikes and much more. Birmingham Scouts & Guides are organising another fantastic winter trip to Kandersteg in Switzerland during the February Half Term in 2017. The trip is open to all Scouts & Guides and Leaders who will be twelve and over on the 17th February 2017.
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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

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We are delighted to announce we have closed bookings for our County Celebration Cub Camp in September. We now have 425 Cubs and a large contingent of enthusiastic leaders from around the County committed to make this a fantastic weekend celebrating 100 years of Cub Scouting. 
Brilliant event badges are now being distributed for participating Leaders and Cubs to wear throughout 2016 and the organising team are now finalising the details of what will be an incredible fully catered weekend full of amazing activities. Leaders who have submitted application forms and deposits will receive an e-mail in the next few weeks with details of how to collect and submit pre camp information from all participants. Thanks for your enthusiasm! For event information please email

Elizabeth Baizon (ACC Cubs) and Paul Fennell ( Event Manager)

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