Andy Sissons, our Head Honcho, was given some crayons and paper to write a message as the registrations have now gone through 10,000 Beavers to camp as part of Damboree, which allowing for ratios, means ~2000 adult volunteers giving up their time to get Beavers under canvas. Here’s what he had to say:
On behalf of the Beaver Damboree organisation team, I am so chuffed to be able to announce that we have now had over 10,000 Beavers express an interest in this first Damboree event.
Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine we could bring something like this to fruition. It just goes to show what perseverance and determination multiplied by a small team of very dedicated leaders can achieve.
I doubt there is anyone in the Scout Movement who isn’t now aware that Beavers are allowed, indeed encouraged, to take part in the full programme that Scouting has to offer.
On behalf of our team, thank you to every single Beaver Leader and supporter who is helping make this happen.