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  • Songs to sing on the bus

    13/08/2019

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    A bus journey may not sound like the best place to practice your campfire skills – until you think about singing. Songs are great way to pass the time on a coach: they don’t need phone signal, streetlights, or equipment. Importantly, singing will have everyone working together as one big team, so backseat arguments will be a thing of the past. The only challenge is doing the actions with a seatbelt on. Stuck for song inspiration? Here are some of our favourites.

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  • In the shadows

    09/08/2019

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    The ancient art of shadow puppetry has long been enjoyed by Scouts. We explore its origins and suggest shapes young people can create using only light and imagination

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  • Wildest dreams

    08/08/2019

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    We head into the forest with Scout Adventurer and wild camping expert Phoebe Smith, to learn why getting a good night’s sleep should be your next big adventure

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  • DIY scarves for World Scarf Day

    01/08/2019

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    Scout Scarf Day is celebrated on 1 August to commemorate the first Scout Camp on Brownsea Island in 1907. The day is a chance for Scouts – young and old – to wear their scarves through the day in the spirit of Scouts. The scarf is reminder that in line with the Scout Promise, we’re here to leave the world a better place than we found it.

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  • How to handle challenging behaviour

    31/07/2019

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    When Scouts goes well, it’s a joyous thing, creating connections and lasting memories. However, sometimes certain behaviours can present challenges. We spoke to authors and educators Paul Dix and Noël Janis-Norton to get their thoughts on how volunteers can help to promote positive behaviour      

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  • Bear’s in the air to celebrate decade as Chief Scout

    27/07/2019

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    Bear Grylls marks ten years Chief Scout today, by taking to the skies to visit nearly 10,000 Scouts across England and Wales. 

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  • A match made in Scouts

    18/07/2019

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    Ray and Edna met in Scouts and lived their lives through Scout values. It seems only fitting to see their dedication to the Scouts family commemorated at Gilwell Park.

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  • Faking It

    18/07/2019

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    Have you shared an article, or told a friend a story, without double-checking the facts? If so, you could be responsible for spreading fake news. We find out how to spot it, and what can be done about it

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  • It takes all sorts

    18/07/2019

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    Because different leaders bring different strengths to Scouts, learning about personality types – our own, and those around us – can help us work better together. We asked collaboration coach Kate Tapper to share her tips 

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  • How to break the stigma around periods

    17/07/2019

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    Mark Arnold, Section Leader of Broadstone Scout Troop, talked to Scouts about all things pads, periods, and poverty. Here’s how he did it.

     

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