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…

Natter with Nathan November 2020

It’s been wonderful to see many parts of BSO reopen in line with local government guidance, including a small number of summer camps. Despite continuing restrictions, it’s been hugely motivating to see the hive of activity happening across all parts&he…

Vacancy: District Commissioner (France & Iberia)

British Scouting Overseas provides a welcoming and supportive community for British and Commonwealth Scouts and their families abroad.
Learning a foreign language and adapting to another culture are some of the joys and challenges of being an expatriat…

Race Round The World

Take part in #RaceRoundTheWorld
COVID-19 is the biggest crisis we’ve faced in a generation. Now, over 500 Scout groups – many of them based in communities that were already made vulnerable before the virus hit – are struggling to make…

Vacancy: Communications Support (Office 365)

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Communications and Member support team within British Scouting Overseas (BSO).   We’re committed to rolling out Office 365 to our membership over the next 2-3 years and to ensure we can support our&hell…

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Launch

Join us on Saturday 12th September at 11am (UK Time) / 6pm (Singapore)/ 2pm (Dubai) for the launch of the strategy for the International Award.  The event will include introductions by the Area Commissioner (Nathan Prince) as well as a…

Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award has been running on a very low take-up basis since the establishment of BSO- anywhere between 10 and 15 active participants registered with the Scout Award Operator. The low take-up was due to the complex,…

Natter with Nathan August 2020

Reopening
Had plans not been scuppered by Covid-19, I would have been writing this at WINGS2020 international jamboree in the grounds of Windsor Castle. This camp would have been the largest contingent BSO has ever sent to an international jamboree&hel…

New AAC (Growth & Development)

We’re delighted to report that Dr Adrian Richardson has accepted the role of AAC (Growth & Development).  Adrian is an experienced and very capable manager with a brilliant track record of enabling sustained growth across BSO. Due to the pand…

New Area Scouter for Explorers

We’re delighted to share that the Area Commissioner has appointed Victoria Mitchell (RoW Youth Commissioner) as Area Scouter (Explorer Scouts). Victoria has been delivering a brilliant programme of Young Leader Training to RoW Young Leaders and w…

New AAC (Activities)

We have great pleasure introducing Howard Nelson – our new AAC(Activities). His role will encompass the Supporter of the Nights Away Permit Scheme (SNAPS) role as well as Manager of the activity permit scheme (MAPS) role. Howard has a mass…

Vacancy: Deputy District Commissioner (Northern Europe)

Are you passionate about ensuring that our young people aged 6-25 are involved and engaged in our decision making process?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity to join our Northern Europe District as Deputy District Youth Commissioner.

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New District Commissioner (Northern Europe)

My name is Paul Kanikowski, more commonly known in Scouting circles as PK, and I’m delighted to be appointed the District Commissioner for the Northern Europe District of BSO.   I know I will have a tough act to follow on…

Natter with Nathan May 2020

It is an unfortunate that BSO has probably been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic more than any other part of the UK Scout Association. In January we had the first China-based BSO Groups forced shut by the pandemic and I’m…

Assistant Area Commissioner (Growth and Development)

We have a fantastic, challenging and rewarding opportunity to join our Area Team.
Do you have the skills and drive to lead a team to grow and develop BSO, helping to startup new groups and supporting recently opened groups.
Volunteering…

Area Trainers (Section Leader Training)

An opportunity to become a trainer within the area and for the support of the districts, to be able to present training sessions and to assist and support a Training Manager and their training teams, with the provisions of various…

BSO Area Virtual Camp

BSO will be holding an Area Virtual (or Real if you live in a country where the lockdown has been eased) Camp on 12th/13th(Middle East District) and 13th/14th (for other Districts) June 2020 to celebrate The Queen’s Birthday and Trooping…