News and Blogs

  • Use your vote


    A big part of being a Scout is working together to make a better world. One of the ways adults do this is by participating in democracy. This activity teaches young people about the importance of voting and debating.

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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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  • New International Commissioner appointed


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    As many members will already be aware, our International Commissioner, Jack Maxton, will soon come to the end of his term, after a very successful period in post.  

    Back in November 2018, we started recruiting for Jack’s successor, and we’re delighted to announce that Callum Kaye – our current Deputy International Commissioner  – will be taking on the role for the next 3 to 5 years. 

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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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  • Alternative New Year's resolutions


    People all around the world have been making New Year’s resolutions for thousands of years. Today, New Year’s resolutions often focus on what people want to stop, lose, or give up. At the Scouts, we wanted to think of some more positive, alternative resolutions.

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  • How to create your own podcast, with material scientist and podcaster Dr Anna Ploszajski


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  • Making the outdoors accessible to all


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    It’s no secret that I’m passionate about the outdoors. The benefits of spending time in nature are well documented – it gives a huge boost to our health and particularly our wellbeing, giving us the time, space, and perspective we need in our busy lives. I also believe it’s one of the best places to learn skills like resilience, tenacity, and teamwork.

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  • Interview with illustrator Christina Newman


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    For the 2018 Christmas appeal, we asked illustrator Christina Newman to draw the donkey on our commemorative badge. Here we give Christina the chance to tell us a little bit more about her journey as an illustrator, her influences and her thoughts on Doris’ name.

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