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  • There and back again: our journeys to Scouts


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  • Bear Grylls made OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours list


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    We’re so proud that our Chief Scout, Bear Grylls has been honoured with an OBE for services to young people and the media in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The honour comes as Bear prepares to celebrate his tenth anniversary as UK Chief Scout, inspiring more young people to gain skills for life.   

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  • How to fix the plastics problem



    Planet Earth is drowning under the weight of the plastic that humans have created. But there are things all of us can do to make a difference and try to turn the tide before it’s too late 

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  • Moving to our new brand – how small steps can make a big difference



    Last month, we were pleased to welcome over 50 District Commissioners to Gilwell Park. They were here for a support day to get information and advice on a huge range of topics, from safeguarding to our new strategy. What was most striking was the passion and energy of these volunteers. Equally interesting was the number – just over half – who’d embraced our new brand and visual identity a year on since its launch in May 2018. 

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  • Scouts for all


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    By Tom Milson, UK Commissioner for Inclusion

    Scouts is for everyone: we support all young people.

    I’m really proud to be part of an organisation that’s inclusive and open to all. As we enter LGBT+ Pride Month, it’s a great time to celebrate that Scouts remains 100% committed to being welcome to everyone.

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  • The next giant leap



    Half a century after a Scout landed on the moon, what do we know about humanity’s next big step? From curing cancer to living with robots, hear from the experts what the world might look like in the next 50 years

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  • To the drawing board



    She may be an award-winning artist, but don’t ask Clara Drummond to teach you how to draw. A darling of the art world shaking out her revolutionary feathers, 
    this debut author knows that creativity lies just outside your door   

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  • Helpful herbs



    Throughout WWII, Scouts made herbal remedies for the injured. Today, we can honour their legacy by putting our own green fingers to good use

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  • 10 ways to be a micro-volunteer



    You don’t have to give up a whole day – or even a whole hour – to make a difference. Share these ideas with your young people, for whenever they’ve got a spare few minutes to help make the world a better place

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  • Above all, a Scout is kind



    Two young people are embodying the spirit of Scouts by helping and supporting each other through thick and thin 


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