Camping Villages

What are the Camping Villages and how do they work?

There are three villages at Unite and each Company/group will be allocated a village before arrival. The villages allow for Companies/groups of any size to socialise with one another and develop a sense of community for the weekend. At Unite each village is in competition with one another for the weekend so it is key that everyone gets involved!

Where will they be located?

Villages will be marked out on the campsite. They will be designated by colour (red, yellow or blue), so we encourage groups to bring clothing, flags, crafts and extras of that colour to get your village standing out. We want to see which village can decorate their village best!

Throughout the weekend there will be games and competitions in and between all three villages, so make sure you all join in and help your village become the winning one!

Who’s in charge?

Each village has two Village Leaders. They are young leaders in BB and their role is to make sure the guests are all having a great time and making the most of the activities on offer. They are the first port of call for anyone who needs some help or fancies a chat. They’re also there to have fun too!

Keep checking back to find out who the remaining Village Leaders for Unite 2019 will be!

How are village points won?

Each morning there will be a village check-in with the Village Leaders and each person who attends will gain points for their village. Also particular events throughout the weekend will give points to participants and those who win a competition. More information will be shared at the event!

What is the role of Company/group leaders at the event?

If you are a leader bringing young people to the event there is plenty for you to do. Your first main role is to get involved and enjoy the weekend, as there will be leader events on as well as the wider programme. You will camp with your Company/group in your village and although events on during the weekend are run and supervised by the Unite team, there is still a responsibility on each leader to oversee their young people.

Blue village – Dan Charles

Blue village - Dan Charles
Which BB/GB Company are you a member of? 3rd Gateshead
How long have you been a member of BB/GB for? 14 years
What is your favourite memory of BB/GB? Either our yearly trip to the Lake District, or the KGVI course.
What are you most looking forward to about Unite 2019? I’m most looking forward to all of the crazy games and another blue victory!
If you were stuck on a desert island and only had enough battery life left to listen to one song, what would it be? Hotel California by The Eagles.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? Iceland – I love the food and the views
If you could be a superhero for a day, which one would it be and why? I would be Iron Man because he has loads of cool technology and I’d love to fly around in his suit.
If you could meet any one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why? Neil Armstrong – I would love to ask him what being in space and walking on the Moon was like.
What is your biggest guilty pleasure? Sleeping for most of the day…

Blue village – Will Dixon

Blue village - Will Dixon
Which BB/GB Company are you a member of? 1st Newport (IOW)
How long have you been a member of BB/GB for? About 11 years
What is your favourite memory of BB/GB? There’s too many! Probably my time in the Senior and Company Section, always had a good laugh with my mates.
What are you most looking forward to about Unite 2019? Being able to catch up with people I haven’t seen in a while, and leading blue village to victory!
If you were stuck on a desert island and only had enough battery life left to listen to one song, what would it be? Definitely would have to be Africa by Toto.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? New York, because that is where I would start my lifelong dream of roadtripping the whole of the USA!
If you could be a superhero for a day, which one would it be and why? Iron Man (Tony Stark), because I always thought he was always the cool one (and he has loads of money).
If you could meet any one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why? Roger Moore, he was in my opinion the best Bond and a brilliant person.
What is your biggest guilty pleasure? Britney Spears (especially Toxic).

Red village – Adam Franks

Red village - Adam Franks
Which BB/GB Company are you a member of? 53rd Manchester
How long have you been a member of BB/GB for? 15 years
What is your favourite memory of BB/GB? Attending the Horse Guards Parade back in 2011 aged 12 (back when I was cute).
What are you most looking forward to about Unite 2019? I’m most looking forward to seeing people I haven’t seen since last year but most importantly getting red village back where they belong… at the top!
If you were stuck on a desert island and only had enough battery life left to listen to one song, what would it be? Dirty Old Town – being from Salford it’s an absolute classic and gives me goosebumps every time I hear it.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? If I could go anywhere in the world I’d travel to Australia – the weather is always bliss and I love the accent.
If you could be a superhero for a day, which one would it be and why? I don’t really follow Marvel but I’d have be a superhero that could have ultimate top speed!
If you could meet any one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why? Sir Alex Ferguson – he’s my sporting idol and the true reason I got into coaching.
What is your biggest guilty pleasure? Napping! I can’t help but nap every time I hit my bed!

Red village – Hayley Flint

Red village - Hayley Flint
Which BB/GB Company are you a member of? 4th Lincoln GB
How long have you been a member of BB/GB for? About 15 years
What is your favourite memory of BB/GB? Now that’s difficult, camps and District days were always good fun, but nothing beats when we would sit around on the floor with a hot chocolate chatting!
What are you most looking forward to about Unite 2019? Seeing old friends and making new! Being a village leader again, and winning! Come on reds!
If you were stuck on a desert island and only had enough battery life left to listen to one song, what would it be? Come On Eileen – absolute classic that I could dance to before working out my escape plan for the desert island!
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? Exploring Thailand – I would kayak around the islands and visit the floating market! But then shopping in New York! Either way I would go with my twinny!
If you could be a superhero for a day, which one would it be and why? So… I erm… don’t really follow Marvel or DC superheroes… *runs and hides* Sorry!
If you could meet any one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why? Millicent Fawcett, Emmeline Pankhurst, Emily Davison – any of these great women, to thank them for what they went through and how they stayed strong in the fight for women’s suffrage.
What is your biggest guilty pleasure? Having back to back tea breaks when I’m meant to be revising… also you know it’s impossible to revise without a snack!

Yellow village – Alexie Neville

Yellow village - Alexie Neville
Which BB/GB Company are you a member of? 1st Harrogate GB, 3rd Harrogate BB and Project B youth group
How long have you been a member of BB/GB for? More than three quarters of my life – 16 years
What is your favourite memory of BB/GB? My first ever camp! I was 10 and loved digging the cesspit, disgusting I know but it was so much fun in the sun!
What are you most looking forward to about Unite 2019? Everything! What am I not looking forward to!?
If you were stuck on a desert island and only had enough battery life left to listen to one song, what would it be? Oceans by Hillsong, it’s got a great message to it!
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? I would go to Sri Lanka and Thailand and explore the beautiful surroundings!
If you could be a superhero for a day, which one would it be and why? I would have to be Wonder Woman because I’d want to fly all over the world, plus I’d love to look super cool in her cape!
If you could meet any one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why? I would meet Bob Marley so then we could eat loads of doughnuts wi’ jammin’!
What is your biggest guilty pleasure? My biggest guilty pleasure is Netflix! I procrastinate so much because of it! Oops…

Yellow village – Owen Hayden

Yellow village - Owen Hayden
Which BB/GB Company are you a member of? 5th Scarborough
How long have you been a member of BB/GB for? 14 years
What is your favourite memory of BB/GB? Getting my Queen’s Badge and marching in the Remembrance Parade in London.
What are you most looking forward to about Unite 2019? Seeing people I haven’t seen in ages.
If you were stuck on a desert island and only had enough battery life left to listen to one song, what would it be? I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor by Arctic Monkeys.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? Dubai because it’s just amazing.
If you could be a superhero for a day, which one would it be and why? Spiderman – imagine climbing walls!
If you could meet any one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why? My role model, Steven Gerrard.
What is your biggest guilty pleasure? Buying new football boots and trainers.

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