News and Blogs

  • A match made in Scouts

    18/07/2019

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    Ray and Edna met in Scouts and lived their lives through Scout values. It seems only fitting to see their dedication to the Scouts family commemorated at Gilwell Park.

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  • Faking It

    18/07/2019

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    Have you shared an article, or told a friend a story, without double-checking the facts? If so, you could be responsible for spreading fake news. We find out how to spot it, and what can be done about it

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  • It takes all sorts

    18/07/2019

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    Because different leaders bring different strengths to Scouts, learning about personality types – our own, and those around us – can help us work better together. We asked collaboration coach Kate Tapper to share her tips 

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  • Jersey Scouts

    23/06/2019

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    Throughout WW2, Nazi troops invaded the island of Jersey, and banned all Scout activity on its shores. But that didn’t stop one Troop from meeting in secret, right under the occupier’s noses

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  • Meet our new Scout Adventurer, Joe Doherty

    21/06/2019

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    From childhood introvert to South Pole pioneer, Joe Doherty’s journey has taken him to an inspirational new summit: the official Scout Adventurer squad. Gearing up to mentor the next generation of thrill-seekers, we chat to the 25-year-old from Hampshire to see how Scouts shook things up – for the better

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  • How to fix the plastics problem

    06/06/2019

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    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

    04/06/2019

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    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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  • The next giant leap

    28/05/2019

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    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

    28/05/2019

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    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

    28/05/2019

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    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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