Explosion Festival is West Mercia Scouts’ biennial County Camp for Scouts, Explorers and Network based around doing lots of Adventurous and Fun Activities along with a Music Festival theme in the evening. Photos of the event in 2015 and 2017 can be found on their respective links.
It is primarily open to anybody from West Mercia Scouts, however, it is also open to Guides & The Senior Section of West Mercia Guide County and any wider Scout/Guide groups from the UK (subject to approval from the Event Organisers). Any person taking part in the event over 18 (including Network) requires an Enhanced DBS Certificate to take part in Explosion Festival.
Each Section that attends will be broken up into smaller groups and assigned a set of programmed activities (a minimum of two per day (tbc)) which they will take part in at set times throughout the day. Then, in the evening we will have another set of activities and bands/DJs for people to go and listen/sing along to, just like a Music Festival! See our ACTIVITES page for an up-to-date list of what we’ve got confirmed (we’ll update this and put out announcements on our Facebook Page and Leaders Forum Group).
The venue for Explosion Festival 2019 is Shugborough Outdoor Education Centre and the activities start on the evening of Friday 20th September and run through until lunchtime (tbc) of Sunday 22nd September. You’ll be assigned a subcamp so please put in your Booking Information if you want to be put near any group in particular and we’ll do our best to accommodate such requests.
We’ll have Toilet & Washing Facilities on-site but you need to bring your own camping and catering equipment. Please let us know if you want to know anything specific. We’re asking that you keep tents, shelters and mess tents to a minimum to try and keep the site as open and uncluttered as possible.
The prices detailed below include scheduled activities from Friday Evening until Sunday but do not include Food or Transport. We’re asking that you do not add more than £15 on to our costs for Food or Transport so that we can keep the event within a set price range – please let us know if this is an issue. For Leaders, we’ll have an area set up for you to chill out with a constant Hot Water & Tea/Coffee supply. We’ve also got a Food Van coming and we’ll release the menu along with pre-order information closer to the event – keep this in mind if you’re interested.
£40 – Participants & £10 – Leaders
The booking process is easier than ever! Go to our the bottom of this page and fill in the form. We’ll then process your information and send you an invoice. You’ll need to pay a deposit of £10 per Participant to Place to confirm your Participant Places, a date for this will be emailed to you. All payments should be from Group/Sectional Accounts via a Cheque with the Reference Attached. Do not fill in the booking form until you have confirmed these participants (although you can add more until bookings close!)
Initial Participant Deposits and Bookings are due by 1st July.
Bookings should only be opened by the Leader of the section coming. Individual responses will not be accepted.
Any deposits are non-refundable and places are only confirmed once full payment has been received.