What is BSO and How did we get here?

Capt T.H. Baker (seated left end of middle row above), was a retired naval officer who in November 1909, formed the first troop in Bangalore, India, which according to TSA records was also the first in Asia. Photo taken mid-1912.…

Vacancy: District Commissioner (Northern Europe)

We have a fantastic, challenging and rewarding opportunity to join our Area Team.
Do you have the skills and drive to lead our Northern Europe District.
Volunteering
With full support and award winning training, you can volunteer on a flexible…

Alastair appointed WSJ Unit Leader of Unit 1

We’re delighted to announce that Alastair Hammond has been appointed to be the Unit Leader for our World Jamboree Unit (Unit 1) for the 2023 World Jamboree in South Korea.
Alastair Hammond (Colonel Hathi) is the Explorer Scout Leader and…

New AAC (Events) for BSO

We have great pleasure introducing you to our new AAC(Events) – Steven Hartley. Steven is based near Lincoln as an Explorer Leader and has previously held several County roles. He has experience in delivering multiple large events, including summ…

St. George’s Day Awards

Normally on the Sunday closest to St. George’s Day Scouts gather at Windsor Castle for the annual awards celebration of The Scouts.
Today we recognise those volunteers in BSO who have been recognised in the 2021 Roll of Honour.  We…

Community Impact in British Scouting Overseas

Community Impact in British Scouting Overseas By Nathan Prince – Area Commissioner 
 
 
 

Scouting’s impact in society is visible on two levels: 

Personal Impact, which is the long-term impact that follows from young people going throu…

Vacancy: Assistant District Commissioner (Events)

The Assistant District Commissioner (Events) is an exciting role within our France & Iberia District.  With 9 groups spread over France, Spain and Italy, it is challenging to get large scale face to face District events.  District led events are&he…

Vacancy: Assistant District Commissioner (Comms & Media)

We have an exciting opportunity to join our France & Iberia District team in leading Communications and supporting our Groups across France, Spain and Italy.  The idea candidate will have a flair for devising and crafting international member to me…

Vacancy: AAC Events

The Assistant Area Commissioner (Events) is an exciting role within BSO, designed to meet the needs of our members in leading a small time to deliver activities and events to our global membership.   Events have typically ranged from virtual camps&hell…

Vacancy: Area Scout Network Commissioner

We have an exciting opportunity to join the British Scouting Overseas Area Team as Area Scout Network Commissioner.
This vital role, offers a challenging and rewarding opportunity to manage and develop the 18-25 Scout Network provision across BSO.  The…

BSO Jamborees 2022-23 Expressions of Interest

With two summers of Scouting adventure having been wiped out by the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re looking forward to the things being more normal in 2022. And now is the time to start making plans for the big BSO summer get…

Module 10A First Aid (New Dates)

We’re delighted to share these dates for First Aid training for the news Life Support, Major Illness and Trauma & Injury modules, all being delivered online.
More planned dates will follow soon, please keep referring to the BSO website for &h…

#ThankTwo

This year’s been challenging for all of us, but it’s been so inspiring to see everyone who’s stepped up to support their community. Our volunteers have been no different, helping young people across BSO to develop skills and see their…

British Scouting Overseas Office 365 – Rollout Rationale

Dear BSO colleagues, 
The rollout of Office 365 across British Scouting Overseas forms part of our Development Plan which was approved by the Area Executive 2019. The logic is simple – We must safeguard the confidential data that we possess……

Vacancy: District Commissiner

We have a fantastic, challenging and rewarding opportunity to join our Area Team.
Do you have the skills and drive to lead our Middle East District.
Volunteering
With full support and award winning training, you can volunteer on a flexible…

New DC for France & Iberia

BSO are delighted to welcome Bob Thorpe (AAC Events) to his new role as District Commissioner for France & Iberia.
Bob initially joined the British Scouting Overseas team back in January 2020  answering our call for an Assistant Area Commissioner&h…

Natter with Nathan – January 2021

At the time of writing, most of BSO is at Readiness Level Red and no face-to-face activity or meetings can take place. Despite global lockdowns/restrictions affecting most of us, I hope you and your families have had a good Christmas…

Updates to Module 10

First aid training, the minimum requirement being the first response course is being designed and delivered soon, during the COVID-19 conditions and will be available as on-line presentations, this is a temporary measure and will be reviewed by the HQ&…

Natter with Nathan Christmas 2020

It all started off so well! We were looking forward to putting some exciting plans into action: WINGS 2020 summer camp, several District Camps, revamped training platforms, launching our refreshed Area strategy and our refreshed DofE International Awar…