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First day of activities

What an amazing couple of days. Our BSO Scouts have flown, ridden or driven to the Jamborette from Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Thanks to Nana Yasma for greeting everyone and to Dominic Afriat for giving up his Saturday…

The Scouts are coming!

As BSO is the biggest Area in British Scouting, our young people are coming from far and wide to attend this year’s Haarlem Jamborette. Here’s 1st Maisons-Laffitte’s Thomas on a ferry from Kefalonia to Zakinthos, ready for a flight up…

Arriving at Haarlem

Nathan, Ashley and (even more importantly) all our stuff has arrived at the site. We had a warm welcome from the Rusty Railrood Subcamp team.…

We’re off to the Haarlem Jamborette!

There’s another big Scout camp happening this summer – the Haarlem Jamborette in the Netherlands. BSO is sending a 65-strong contingent of Scouts and Explorers, and there will be more BSO Scouts there from Belgium, the Netherlands and even Norway.…

A match made in Scouts

Ray and Edna met in Scouts and lived their lives through Scout values. It seems only fitting to see their dedication to the Scouts family commemorated at Gilwell Park.

It takes all sorts

Because different leaders bring different strengths to Scouts, learning about personality types – our own, and those around us – can help us work better together. We asked collaboration coach Kate Tapper to share her tips 

Faking It

Have you shared an article, or told a friend a story, without double-checking the facts? If so, you could be responsible for spreading fake news. We find out how to spot it, and what can be done about it

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.