Chief Commissioner's blog| Some Bright Sparks in our midst


Wayne recently took a look at the entries we’ve had to-date from across the UK in The Bright Sparks Project, and wanted to encourage everybody to give their young people the opportunity too.

The Bright Sparks Project is an online talent competition for young people across the UK; we’ve had over 25 musical entries from Scouts of all ages across the UK so far. The album will be available this coming winter and will be an opportunity to tell the general public a bit about Scouting. 

It’s easy to enter Bright Sparks; all you need is a recording device, like a mobile phone, to capture a creative performance. I’ve recently had a chance to look at the entries, and thought I’d share a few of my favourites so far:

J Rhiney, a Beaver from 1st Apsley - I Just Can't Wait Be King (The Lion King)

Michael Barker of South Morningside ESU, who has entered for his singing, film directing and song writing.

Charley May Dekker of 1st Catisfield Scouts

Get involved

There’s still time to get an entry in and it’s our hope that all entrants are given the opportunity to be involved. There are a myriad of roles up for grabs, from performing backing vocals and helping with the design of the album artwork to working with technical production teams to create the album, single and music video. 

In short, we want as many Scouts to contribute as possible. All entrants to the competition will earn a thank you credit for their Group and those that feature on the album will receive a personal credit too.

The winner of Bright Sparks will get the chance to collaborate with some of the best music professionals and artists. Troy Antunes has been announced as the first Bright Sparks judge and has worked with the likes of Justin Timberlake, Britney, Tim McGraw and Gloria Estefan.  Three more judges that have big profiles in the UK are to be announced shortly.   

All entries and further information about the project can be found on their website

Wayne Bulpitt, UK Chief Commissioner

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