Firing up for Fireworks 2017

There’s only one month left until our annual Fireworks Display and Bonfire returns to Scout Park on the 4th November. A community and family favourite which attracts over 2,000 people, this year’s event is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before!

Naturally, however, this means that a lot of organisation and preparation is needed to get everything running smoothly. Planning began months ago with the creation of what became the first of many important spreadsheets (we’ve got lots and lots of them now…). As a youth-led event, the role of our Explorers is always crucial; everyone has chosen their job for the big night, whether it’s flipping burgers on our BBQ, running campfire songs or spinning miles of candyfloss.

Our specialised Explorer-run teams have also been incredibly busy organising everything that goes on behind the scenes. The Publicity Team have been furiously Tweeting, Instagramming, Facebooking and blogging to help get the word out about our amazing event – any posts you see are from us! We’ve also been planning how we are going to tackle the event, including which camera angles are best for filming fireworks and just how many plug sockets we will need to keep everything charged.

The Creative Team have been hard at work designing the posters and social media graphics, as well as mass-painting signs for all our tasty food & drink stalls. They’ll be putting up all the bunting and candles on the day and hanging miles of fairy lights between the stalls.

The Production Team have done the preliminary planning for the lighting to make sure that the whole of Scout Park will be lit up beautifully, and have looked at the sound system to ensure that the music reaches even the smallest of ears.

Meanwhile yet even more groups of Explorers are organising the catering for the 150+ volunteers involved in the event, the other equipment we need and everyone is busy selling tickets.

And, of course, our Leaders have been coordinating everything and looking at the logistical side of the evening to make sure that everything runs to plan!

We are incredibly grateful for all the support we’ve received from our amazing community – thank you to everyone who has bought tickets so far!

If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, what are you waiting for? By buying in advance, you get cheaper tickets, skip the queues at the gate, and reduce the risk of possible disappointment on the night. Tickets can be bought online at, or from any of our Explorers. Alternatively, pay us a visit at Scout Park every Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm to book your place at one of North London’s favourite fireworks displays!

For more information about the event, see our homepage or FAQs.



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