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.email@example.com 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) firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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