#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…

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…

Vacancy: Communications Support (Perception)

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Communications and Member support team within British Scouting Overseas (BSO).   We’re looking to expand our perception team who drive our public profile in BSO in promoting what we do on our Social&hel…

Cornwell Badge: Carl Gagnon

Heroism should be recognised and celebrated.  2 weeks ago, our scout troop had that honour.
It is my great pleasure to introduce you to Carl Gagnon, a scout in 1st Bougival Scouts here in Paris, France. I first met Carl…

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…