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  • Our journey – how the Scouts helped my son learn to listen



    My son is a healthy, energetic and imaginative child. But there’s a fundamental problem. He just doesn’t seem to be able to listen. 

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  • 5 ways Scouts encourage listening skills



    Listening is about far more than just hearing – it’s about understanding, responding to and remembering what someone is telling you. Recent YouGov research found that 91% of UK adults who stated an opinion think the Scouts help young people develop active listening skills – but how do we do it? Here are five practical ways that we develop listening skills at Scouts.

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  • 9 out 10 people say Scouts develop active listening as a skill for life


    New YouGov research has revealed that better listening is the key to happiness and productivity at home, work, and in wider society. Significantly, it has also revealed that more than 9 out of 10 UK adults believe Scouts helps young people to develop the active listening skills needed for success.

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  • Build a wiggle robot


    Robot Blog 5

    Now that technology has become more accessible and intuitive, introducing young people early in their development can be really beneficial. Building this robot teaches young people about multiple aspects of robotics.

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  • Scouts say listening to each other is the key to a cohesive society



    New research from the Scouts shows that better listening, and listening more often, are the keys to a more cohesive society and a better working environment. Significantly, it has also revealed that more than 9 out of 10 UK adults believe that Scouts helps young people to develop these crucial listening skills.

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  • Scouts’ urban survival guide



    As Scouts, we’re used to braving the elements. But what should our strategy be when faced with tricky situations in our cities and towns? We’ve put together this short survival guide for successfully navigating urban environments.

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  • Scouts on film


    Scouts On Film BLOG

    Learn how to make a helpful tutorial video, so you can share your skills with the world wide web.

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  • A marathon effort



    Scout Adventurer Sean Conway is no stranger to running. He’s already completed two ultra-events, which were both over 800 miles long, but strangely he has never run a marathon.

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  • World Wetlands Day


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  • How to speak about additional needs


    Additional Needs Blog

    Scouts are committed to providing young people with an accessible and inclusive environment. One aspect of that environment is the language we use to communicate with our young people and their carers or guardian. Here we breakdown some of the key terms involved in speaking about additional needs.

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