Over 2021 we will be running a range of events for each section. Click on each section to see what is planned for 2021.
Saturday 15th May, 14.00 – 16.45.00pm
Beavers Go Wild - a virtual event celebrating all things that are wild! Activities will include animal mask making, animal dancing, Rivers, Rodents and Reptiles. This will count as one of your 20 in 21 County Activity days....
Saturday 16th October
Beaver 35 year birthday party - more details to follow soon
18th – 19th September
Cub Brum Challenge - more details to follow soon...
6 Summits, a virtual challenge event for Scouts and Explorers. 6 Challenges, 1 Certificate, and 1 limited edition event badge! Get your troop/ unit involved today.
BrumVenture October 2021
More details to follow
6 Summits: A virtual event...6 Challenges, 1 Certificate, and 1 limited edition event badge! Get your troop/ unit involved today
Sunday 6th June
We have our Explorer event 'Brumopoly' ready to go when we can meet face to face. More details to be announced soon.
9th – 11th July (TBC)
Gilwell 24 -details to be confirmed
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.
After the amazing success of Shirehike, many of you requested that we maintained access to the hikes so we have collated the Birmingham routes together and added them onto a portal so you can do them again or try new ones.
All the routes are available to view and download.
Don't forget as well as being great to do, completing walks is also one of the activities for our 20 in 21 challenge. 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 as we move into a different season!
Why not use the hikes as part of your section programme - please ensure that you are following the current government guidelines and the approved risk assessment for your section.
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.
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.
Details of forthcoming County events
The 52 acres at Blackwell Court along with indoor accommodation offers so much, beautiful camping, a splendid Manor House, Tented Villages and over 20 adventurous activities. Blackwell Adventure is a unique, fully equipped outdoor activity centre available to a wide range of customers.
Blackwell Adventure is our management company which operates the facilities at both Blackwell Court and Pikes Pool on behalf of Birmingham County Scouts. For more information visit blackwelladventure.co.uk
Pikes Pool is a traditional campsite and water activity centre situated within 2 miles of Blackwell Court and a short drive from both the M5 & M42 motorways.