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  • Songs to sing on the bus

    13/08/2019

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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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  • In the shadows

    09/08/2019

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    The ancient art of shadow puppetry has long been enjoyed by Scouts. We explore its origins and suggest shapes young people can create using only light and imagination

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  • DIY scarves for World Scarf Day

    01/08/2019

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    Scout Scarf Day is celebrated on 1 August to commemorate the first Scout Camp on Brownsea Island in 1907. The day is a chance for Scouts – young and old – to wear their scarves through the day in the spirit of Scouts. The scarf is reminder that in line with the Scout Promise, we’re here to leave the world a better place than we found it.

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  • How to handle challenging behaviour

    31/07/2019

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    When Scouts goes well, it’s a joyous thing, creating connections and lasting memories. However, sometimes certain behaviours can present challenges. We spoke to authors and educators Paul Dix and Noël Janis-Norton to get their thoughts on how volunteers can help to promote positive behaviour      

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  • Bear’s in the air to celebrate decade as Chief Scout

    27/07/2019

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    Bear Grylls marks ten years Chief Scout today, by taking to the skies to visit nearly 10,000 Scouts across England and Wales. 

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  • 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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