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Towers of wisdom

Adaptable. Resilient. Generous. These words could be applied to Scouts, but they also describe trees from around the world, including our own Gilwell Oak, that have valuable lessons to teach us. 

New Area Commissioner

We’re delighted to share that Nathan Prince has been appointed by Callum Kaye, International Commissioner to the role of Area Commissioner from September.   Nathan will be working closely with Peter through the summer.
Nathan first joined Scouting as a Cub…

Jersey Scouts

Throughout WW2, Nazi troops invaded the island of Jersey, and banned all Scout activity on its shores. But that didn’t stop one Troop from meeting in secret, right under the occupier’s noses

Meet our new Scout Adventurer, Joe Doherty

From childhood introvert to South Pole pioneer, Joe Doherty’s journey has taken him to an inspirational new summit: the official Scout Adventurer squad. Gearing up to mentor the next generation of thrill-seekers, we chat to the 25-year-old from Hampshire to see how Scouts shook things up – for the better

District Youth Commissioner

British Scouting Overseas is looking for an energetic, self starting 18 to 25 year old with a passion for youth led Scouting.
This role is not limited geographically but would be helpful to be based in Europe (UK or otherwise).…

District Youth Commissioner

British Scouting Overseas is looking for an energetic, self starting 18 to 25 year old with a passion for youth led Scouting.
This role is not limited geographically but would be helpful to be based in Europe (UK or otherwise).…

Bear Grylls made OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

We’re so proud that our Chief Scout, Bear Grylls has been honoured with an OBE for services to young people and the media in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The honour comes as Bear prepares to celebrate his tenth anniversary as UK Chief Scout, inspiring more young people to gain skills for life.   

How to fix the plastics problem

Planet Earth is drowning under the weight of the plastic that humans have created. But there are things all of us can do to make a difference and try to turn the tide before it’s too late 

Moving to our new brand – how small steps can make a big difference

Last month, we were pleased to welcome over 50 District Commissioners to Gilwell Park. They were here for a support day to get information and advice on a huge range of topics, from safeguarding to our new strategy. What was most striking was the passion and energy of these volunteers. Equally interesting was the number – just over half – who’d embraced our new brand and visual identity a year on since its launch in May 2018. 

Scouts for all

By Tom Milson, UK Commissioner for Inclusion
Scouts is for everyone: we support all young people.
I’m really proud to be part of an organisation that’s inclusive and open to all. As we enter LGBT+ Pride Month, it’s a great time to celebrate that Scouts remains 100% committed to being welcome to everyone.

10 ways to be a micro-volunteer

You don’t have to give up a whole day – or even a whole hour – to make a difference. Share these ideas with your young people, for whenever they’ve got a spare few minutes to help make the world a better place

To the drawing board

She may be an award-winning artist, but don’t ask Clara Drummond to teach you how to draw. A darling of the art world shaking out her revolutionary feathers, this debut author knows that creativity lies just outside your door   

Helpful herbs

Throughout WWII, Scouts made herbal remedies for the injured. Today, we can honour their legacy by putting our own green fingers to good use

The next giant leap

Half a century after a Scout landed on the moon, what do we know about humanity’s next big step? From curing cancer to living with robots, hear from the experts what the world might look like in the next 50 years

Above all, a Scout is kind

Two young people are embodying the spirit of Scouts by helping and supporting each other through thick and thin 
 

Blazing a trail 2/5

In an industry that’s long been dominated by male adventurers, five of the UK’s most boundary-pushing female explorers talk about the trials and triumphs of being a woman in the wild. Part 2 of 5.

Blazing a trail 1/5

In an industry that’s long been dominated by male adventurers, five of the UK’s most boundary-pushing female explorers talk about the trials and triumphs of being a woman in the wild. Part 1 of 5.