After the success of 2020 iJam Festival, we are now looking forward to our 2021 Programme, a series of events for all sections which will be fun, activity-based sessions. More information on each of these will be available soon, however click on your section below to find out what is already planned. This content will be updated regularly.
Our new 2021 programme for all sections is now published - some key events back on the calendar for every section to take part in.
A partnership between Birmingham Scouts and Girl Guiding working with the Jo Cox Foundation. The County Commissioners for both Birmingham Scouts and Guides have agreed that the More in Common badge can be worn on the uniform and will be provided free of charge to members who have completed the requirements. This results from a generous donation in memory of the late Jean Rookes, who worked jointly for many years, with Peter, in working for a friendlier, more compassionate society.
How to gain the badge
To gain the badge, members should complete activities from the list below.
All the routes are available to view and download below. When you complete a walk as part of 20 in 21, you can upload your photos using the 20 in 21 evidence submission page (coming shortly).
The aim of the Hikes challenge is to encourage you to get out and about and to explore new areas. Therefore, please don’t upload evidence from walks you have already done. You can use those walks again, but please go out and redo them – it will be great to see them in a different season!
We have also created a page for you to submit new hikes to be considered - simply complete the form and ensure that your hike follows the guidance.
We have our Explorer event 'Brumopoly' ready to go when we can meet face to face. A date will be arranged for this event soon.
The most important thing is that you spread the word to your section members so that as many people can take part as possible.
We are fully aware of the importance of the safety of our young people and adults, especially in online situations. Sessions that are streamed to YouTube will be unlisted, meaning they are only available to people who have the link. We would also encourage parents to take part to help minimise against ‘accidental’ inappropriate content. Importantly, we rely on leaders to get the links for the sessions to their young people. We ask that these not be posted on public websites, Facebook pages or forums, but rather are in emails, texts or WhatsApp message to your members/parents.
One of the core values of Scouting is that we look to make an impact in our communities. We’d like to continue as we did in 2020 to support a local charity that supports good causes right here in Birmingham. So for 2021 we’d like to ask members to donate to LoveBrum and continue the fundraising for this amazing charity in these tough times.