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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mark World Earth Day by building a little hotel for our smaller legged friends.

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  • Chief Commissioner, Tim Kidd, challenged Team UK to come up with ideas on how we can foster a culture of positivity and respect, helping us wear our values on our sleeves

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  • With street art possibly at its most popular in history, introduce young people to a different culture of art from the usual paint on canvas.

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  • 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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  • Mark world water day by exploring access to water with this simple game for young people.

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  • Celebrate the lungs of our planet by taking part in a forest amnesty during this years International Day of Forests.

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  • As Scouts, we try to enjoy nature’s splendour every day that we interact with it. Some of us are keen birdwatchers, others can tell an oak tree from a weeping willow, however all of us can see that nature is beautiful. For Pi Day, we try to break down …

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  • 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 t…

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  • 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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  • Celebrate books and encourage access to them by building a little library for your local community.

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  • We spoke to outdoor adventurer, Bear Grylls’ Survival Academy instructor and GO Outside champion Anna Humphries to get her thoughts on working in the outdoors, social pressure on girls and who her favourite female hero is.

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  • Sustainability only works if enough people take part, and the effects of living unsustainably can be devastating on the marine life that are at home in our oceans.

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  • 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 h…

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  • Encourage your young people to take notice of where their food comes from.

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