BrumVenture annual activity badge weekend

BrumVenture is an activity badge weekend that has been specifically developed for Scouts, who over the course of the weekend, will take part in one of thirteen different activity badge courses.

By the end of the weekend, not only will Scouts have had the opportunity to gain the activity badge, but also will be among the few to earn the much sought after ‘BrumVenture Award’. All activities take place on the same weekend in October at Pikes Pool near Bromsgrove.

The 2020 event will be held on Friday 2nd October to Sunday 4th October with the Launch event on Wednesday 9th September 2020 at Trefoil House, Brownsea Drive, Blucher Street, Birmingham B1 1Q

Available badges

  • Angler ( Scouts must have fished at least once previously and Scouts must be 12 or over on date of activity)
  • Chef
  • Craft
  • Cyclist
  • Communicator
  • Forester
  • Master-at-Arms (Archery)
  • Master-at-Arms (Rifles)
  • Mechanic
  • Photographer
  • Pioneer
  • Emergency Aid Stage 4
  • New for 2020 - Astronomer/Astronautics

Young Leader places

Due to the popularity and demand for Young Leader places for the 2020 event, we will not be opening applications for Young Leaders through the website until Friday 1st May, with a closing date of  22nd May. Young Leaders will be notified of their badge places by Friday 26th June 2020. Places will be allocated in the following order of priority:

1. Those who have achieved their Silver badge but are now too old to attend as a Scout (10.5-14.5 years old) to gain their Gold award

2. Those who have attended BV previously and achieved any other BV badge

3. Those that have never attended BV

If places are over-subscribed at any stage of the above allocation, applications will be allocated on a ballot basis to ensure fairness. The link to the YL application form is with the other event forms in the section below.


Application forms

Applications for BrumVenture 2020 will be live from the 1st April 2020.
Due to the popularity of the event we will be continuing with the application process we used last year to ensure everyone has the same opportunity to attend BrumVenture and to avoid the initial application rush. As before applications will no longer require a signature of a leader, instead just the leader email address. All applications received with payment by 24th April 2020 will go into a ballot and will be drawn at random, overseen by an independent adjudicator on the 27th April 2020. Participants will then be allocated to badges based on their choices and the availability of places when their application is drawn. Participants will be advised of their badge allocation by the 31st May 2020.

For adults wanting to assist there is a link to the application form. For youngsters please download, complete, print and return the application form. You can also download the 2019 flyer to print off for your Groups.


Staff Application Form | Young Person Application Form | BrumVenture 2019 Badge Info | Young Leaders Application Form

Other information

BrumVenture White Award – awarded to all Scouts and Adults who attend the event in their first year
BrumVenture Bronze Award – awarded to all Scouts and Adults who attend the event in their second year
BrumVenture Silver Award – awarded to all Scouts and Adults who attend the event in their third year
BrumVenture Gold Award – awarded to all Scouts and Adults who attend the event in their fourth year

Badge Assessment Criteria
More information about the requirements of each of the Activity Badges can be found here. Information about the badge requirements will also be discussed at the BrumVenture ‘Big Launch’ briefing in September 2019. All Scouts who apply must attend this briefing.

Activity Weekend Kit List
For more information about what clothing and equipment is required for the Activity Weekend please ensure you attend the BrumVenture ‘Big Launch’ briefing in September 2019. A full kit list will also be circulated after this evening.

The Badges
All artwork for ‘BrumVenture’ badges are designed and provided by Tolley Badges (phone: 01384 878550 or e-mail: Badges are only awarded to Scouts and Adults who complete the Activity Weekend. The badges have been approved by the County Commissioner to be worn on the uniform for up to 12 months.

Photos from BrumVenture 2017 weekend

Take a look at the photos from BrumVenture 2017!

Any questions?

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