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 2018 event will be held on Friday 5th October to Sunday 7th October with the Launch event on Wednesday 12th September 2018 at Trefoil House, Brownsea Drive, Blucher Street, Birmingham B1 1QL.

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
  • DIY/Electronics
  • Forester
  • Master-at-Arms (Archery)
  • Master-at-Arms (Rifles)
  • Mechanic
  • Photographer
  • Pioneer
  • Emergency Aid Stage 4

Application forms

Applications for BrumVenture 2018 are live from the 1st April 2018.
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 21st April 2018 will go into a ballot and will be drawn at random, overseen by an independent adjudicator. on the 27th April 2018. 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 in the following week. 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 2018 flyer to print off for your Groups.

Staff Application Form | Young Person Application Form | BrumVenture 2018 Flyer

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 2018. 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 2018. 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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