Beaver Picnic and Damboree 2019

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Join us for a day of adventure and the famous Beaver Picnic on Saturday 15th June 2019 at Moor House. Get ready to enjoy a global themed day of activities. And new for 2019, why not camp with us on the Friday night?

What's happening?

We've supercharged the activities for 2019, with new hired in adventures to try. We've also got a great line up of all the classics including crate stacking, bouncy castles, archery, the toboggan run and lots of group provided activities as well. This is how the day will shape up:

  • 08:00-09:00        - Leaders can arrive onsite, check-in and setup tents & bases,
  • 09:30-10:45        - Beavers arrive onsite and check-in (we'll allocate you an arrival time),
  • 11:00-13:00        - Activities running,
  • 13:00-13:45        - Beaver Picnic,
  • 13:45-15:45        - Activities running,
  • 15:45-16:15        - Closing Ceremony with campfire, songs and prize giving,
  • 16:15-16:30        - Colonies re-group, and get the Beavers ready to leave.
  • 16:30-17:30        - Beavers and Leaders start to leave site (we'll allocate you a departure time).
  • 16:45-17:30        - Leaders pack up tents, bases, tidy up and leave site .

001The cost is just £10 and includes all activities, a badge and unlimited drinks. The Beavers will need to bring a packed lunch as this isn't included in the cost.

We are asking every group to provide an activity for the day, which other Beavers can take part in - we'll ask you when you book what you can bring. Be creative and come up with your best 'global' inspired idea!

We're also encouraging all groups to make a banner for their group which we'll parade during our opening. The best one will even win a prize!


New for 2019, we're running Damboree on the evening of Friday 14th June. We've got 250 places up for grabs so that you and your group can arrive on the Friday night, camp overnight and be fresh faced for Saturday's beaver picnic. Places are £2 per Beaver

It'll be up to you to provide the tents, food for meals and cooking facilities but we'll put on a campfire for everyone to enjoy. Also note that each colony must have a Nights Away Permit holder and that a Nights Away Notification must be submitted to your District Commissioner. If you are using Damboree to be assessed for a Nights Away Permit please make your own arrangements for assessment with a Night's Away Assessor.

How to book

Bookings are now open and close on the 24th May at 5pm, or earlier if the maximum capacity is reached.


We're looking for a enthusiastic team of volunteers to help us during the day. If you're not coming with a group, we'd love to hear from you and why not sign up for our Scout Active Support BBQ on the Saturday night at the same time?

Contact us

For more information please email us at