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Area Treasurer

We’re banking on you!
Could you balance our books?
Are you good at keeping records and making sure things are just right?
We are looking for a new Treasurer to join the Area Executive Committee to manage our money and…

Welcome to BSO: Claire Maynard

We’re delighted to announce that Claire Maynard will be taking up the new post of Assistant Area Commissioner (Growth) for BSO. Claire has been working in a similar role with The Scouts for the East of England and was part…

Natter with Nathan

As your new Area Commissioner, I would firstly like to thank all those who sent kind words of support when my appointment was announced.  In recent years I have been very active organising BSO’s yearly summer camp and making sure…

New Area Scout Network Commissioner

We’re extremely pleased to announce that we have appointed Gillian Dick as British Scouting Overseas, new Area Scout Network Commissioner. Gillian is based in Glasgow and has a vast wealth of experience volunteering with the Guiding movement, including taking Guides…

New District Commissioner (Middle East)

We’re delighted to share that Jane Warne has been appointed by the Area Commissioner, Nathan Prince to the role of District Commissioner for Middle East.
Jane first joined scouting in 2000, as a parent to support her son’s local cub…

Assistant Area Commissioner (Growth)

We have an exciting opportunity to join the British Scouting Overseas team to lead a growth and development team to bring more British Scouting to the hundreds of young people on our want to join lists.
Role Description
To support…

Woodbadge Roll of Honour

Congratulations to all our adult volunteers below who have completed their woodbadge training over the last few months.
BSO Area
Rikki Bilvertsone (France & Iberia)
Dominic Afriat (Northern Europe)
Jos Wittevrongal (Northern Europe)
Steve Sutton (M…

BSO Area Network Commissioner

British Scouting Overseas Scout Network Commissioner
Outline: Assist in designated aspects of Scout Network within a County 
Responsible to: Deputy Area Commissioner – Matt Lightfoot
Main Contacts: Members of the Scout Network, District Explorer Scout Commissioners, District Commissioners, County Duke…

Boredom Busters

We’ve put together some of our favourite activities to do at home. There’s something for everyone, whatever the weather – and they count towards badges too.

Scouts at the Poles

Scouts often go to the ends of the earth to make things happen. But some take this more literally than others. Chris James pulls on his ski boots to discover the stories of Scouts who’ve ventured into the frozen wildernesses of the Arctic and Antarctic in search of adventure 

10 ways to deal with stress this summer

It’s supposed to be a chance to relax, but summer can often be a stressful time. Travel arrangements, changes to routine, family dynamics, and, of course, the impending exam results day all take their toll. To help you come out the other side of summer smiling, we’ve put together a list of 10 small things that might help you beat stress.

Songs to sing on the bus

A bus journey may not sound like the best place to practice your campfire skills – until you think about singing. Songs are great way to pass the time on a coach: they don’t need phone signal, streetlights, or equipment. Importantly, singing will have everyone working together as one big team, so backseat arguments will be a thing of the past. The only challenge is doing the actions with a seatbelt on. Stuck for song inspiration? Here are some of our favourites.

In the shadows

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

Coordinator and Supporter for First Aid training

To manage the training and provision of first aid to the Area for all leaders including full courses and refresher courses,
to be able to manage a small team of first aid trainers
to keep up to date with First…