News and Blogs

  • My day shadowing the Chief Executive


    Youshape Blog

    2018 has officially begun and all across the country Scout halls are welcoming young people for another year of adventure. This can only mean one thing. YouShape month is just around the corner!  

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  • Songs to sing on the bus


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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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  • Nurturing confidence



    Whether they're shy and introverted or brimming over with brio, helping everyone in your section thrive can be a real balancing act. Counsellor and psychotherapist Dr Sheri Jacobson offers advice.

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  • Scouting, #SkillsForLife and my career: Kiwi’s story


    Kiwi Blog Final

    When I first walked into 4th Hounslow’s Scout hut, little did I know that some 30 years later the values, skills and abilities learned there would be a vital part of my adult life...Being loud, talkative, fun-loving, active and above all, deeply passionate, were all attributes I had in abundance and so Scouting became my passion. Nurturing those characteristics in Scouting helped me become the person I am today. For this, I will always be truly grateful.

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  • Blog | Scouting your way to your dream job


    Scouting Your Way To Your Dream Job

    Confidence, teamwork, resilience... Scouting develops just the sort of skills employers value. Show that you would be an asset to any team, by translating your Scouting skills into a language employers want to hear.

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  • Blog | Interview with Karen Darke



    The Scout Association is delighted to welcome Karen Darke – climber, adventurer, and gold medal winning paralympic hand cyclist - on board as our new Scout Adventurer. We called her on a rainy afternoon, to chat about ‘adventurous genes’, resilience, and why Scouting matters.

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  • Blog | Pride in Scouting



    UK Chief Commissioner, Tim Kidd opens up about his personal experiences after attending this year's Birmingham Pride at the weekend.

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  • Our brand review: How focusing on skills for life will make it easier to talk about Scouting


    Brand Blog 2

    By Tim Kidd, UK Chief Commissioner. Many of you will have seen updates in the magazine and online about our brand review. Now, after consulting and testing with over 7,000 people, our proposals are going to our Board in March for approval.

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  • How outdoors adventure helped me through a cancer diagnosis


    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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  • The art of gentle protest


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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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