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  • Developing Scouting for younger children

    14/11/2018

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    We know from research that key skills and attitudes are formed in the early years of life. Already, Scouts around the world are exploring how they can work with children at a younger age. It's a critical time to master essential skills for progression in later life.

     

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  • Making the outdoors accessible to all

    12/12/2018

    Julia Media Umbraco

    It’s no secret that I’m passionate about the outdoors. The benefits of spending time in nature are well documented – it gives a huge boost to our health and particularly our wellbeing, giving us the time, space, and perspective we need in our busy lives. I also believe it’s one of the best places to learn skills like resilience, tenacity, and teamwork.

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  • Interview with illustrator Christina Newman

    11/12/2018

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    For the 2018 Christmas appeal, we asked illustrator Christina Newman to draw the donkey on our commemorative badge. Here we give Christina the chance to tell us a little bit more about her journey as an illustrator, her influences and her thoughts on Doris’ name.

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  • The art of gentle protest

    04/12/2018

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    Activism doesn’t have to involve marching, signs and shouting. Find out how the quieter approach of craftivism can get right to the heart of the matter.

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  • Weaving Ojo de Dios with London Loom

    04/12/2018

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  • A sense of belonging: the story behind the photo

    27/11/2018

    Adam Plowden BLOG

    Adam Plowden is an award winning filmmaker, photographer and member of the Surrey Scouts media team. This summer he visited Kandersteg International Scout Centre (KISC) in Switzerland, where he snapped a very striking photo. 

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  • Adapting to adventure

    24/11/2018

    Scouting in a wheelchair is easier than you might think. Here, two Scouts talk about the small changes that made a big difference to their Scouting experiences, and explain why we need to encourage more people to have adventures on their own terms. 

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  • The parent hack

    23/11/2018

    Laura Quick BLOG

    Illustrator and no-nonesense parent, Laura Quick, shares her top tips on raising young people, including diffusing tricky situations and holding in laughter when they swear.

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  • How outdoors adventure helped me through a cancer diagnosis

    23/11/2018

    Thom Blog

    Thom Hunt was a physically fit, seasoned adventurer when a serious diagnosis of colon cancer forced him to use his mental strength while he was lacking his physical strength.

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  • Halfway to the moon

    23/11/2018

    Halfway BLOG

    An Explorer Scout from Bognor Regis had never left the UK before Scouting enabled her to go abroad. Here, Lucy Badge tells us about her trip to the Netherlands.

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  • Sound advice

    23/11/2018

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    In the world of podcasts, which is growing more everyday, it can be hard to keep track. We've put together a list of some we think can help improve your Scout Programme.

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