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Blogs | 3rd December 2019

Why resilience matters

I’ve just been listening to Bear Grylls on Radio 2. He was asked what he’d take on an expedition and his answer, I thought, was quite brilliant: ‘That never-give-up spirit.’ To me, that sums up everything we’re doing as volunteers. Giving young people the courage, positivity and resilience to keep going, even in the toughest times.

Blogs | 3rd December 2019

Need some helping hands?

In Scouts we can always do with an extra pair of hands. But what’s the best way to bring in parents and other volunteers? Here are nine of the best items on the brand centre to encourage people to take a deep breath and step out of the car park and into the hall…

Blogs | 27th November 2019

Scouts and Girlguiding working together

Have a think about some of the benefits of teamwork. It’s likely that it all boils down to the same thing: ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’ This fundamental merit applies to all group activities, from sports and media to the government and the business world.

Blogs | 19th November 2019

We’re launching a search for the Chief Scout’s unsung heroes

As one of thousands of Scouts volunteers across the UK, I’m inspired every week by the actions and the potential of our young people. We want to recognise 20 of those incredible shining lights who show our values week in, week out.

Blogs | 19th November 2019

Making change happen at the Scouts x Plusnet digital camp

Last weekend, that spirit of innovation was alive and well with Preparing for the Future, a Digital Camp at Gilwell Park.

Blogs | 19th November 2019

Insider insight into the early years pilots – a District Commissioner shares his thoughts

Our pilots to test Scouts for 4 and 5 year olds is now well under way.