354 UK Colonies, Districts or Counties (Regions) have registered interest in participating in a Facebook initiated 2018 Beaver Damboree. All parts of the UK are represented as well as the Republic of Ireland. To date up to 8075 possible Beaver attendees have been suggested.
The aim is to encourage Beaver Leaders to get their campsite permit and promote camping as an option for Beavers. Local events are planed between February and September, with June as the preferred month. 190 one day camps, 142 two day camps and 2 three or more days. 173 events will be used as the vehicle for leaders to be assessed for their Campsite Permit, and 43 as a practice camp. 22 Colonies will be drafting in support to help with the event. A number of people are asking for help to find NAA or Campsite Permit holders.
The feedback on the Registration form is incredibly positive. Comments include:
– I am also ADC and will be encouraging other groups to join mine and hopefully get some more permits issued in my district.
– We have been camping out side with our beavers for the last 5 years. They love it and so do we.
– Just gained my permit this Month (Jan 2018) so hoping to invite other colonys in the area to enable them to gain their permit.
– Fantastic idea- I’ve planned many camps with my group over the years but finally inspired to get my own permit!
Author: Andy T.