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Bear Grylls to stay as Chief Scout until 2018

Bear Grylls to stay as Chief Scout until 2018

Chief Scout, News
Today it has been announced that Chief Scout Bear Grylls has extended his stay until 2018. Since becoming the youngest ever Chief Scout in July 2009 Bear has overseen a growing movement which has recently hit a membership of 550,000. Scout Radio caught up with Bear at a recent leaders event to discuss his role:   [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/199975397" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=false" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]
Our Show: 1st & 3rd Houghton Regis (Bedfordshire)

Our Show: 1st & 3rd Houghton Regis (Bedfordshire)

Bedfordshire, Counties, Our Show
Scout Radio joined 1st and 3rd Houghton Regis Scouts to talk to them about radio and help them produce their own radio show. Some were excited and couldn't wait to get in front of a microphone and others were nervous, but by the end of the session we had a group of budding radio stars. Some decided to interview the leaders to find out more about the scouting programme whilst others carried out a Scout survey to share with listeners the most popular scouting activities. One group decided to share their happiest and funniest memories from their time in Scouting and we even had two sporty Scouts providing commentary on the game of Dodgeball that concluded the evening. We had a great time with 1st and 3rd Houghton Regis, you can listen to the final result below.   [soundcloud url="http...
Strategy & Evolution 2015: What’s it all about?

Strategy & Evolution 2015: What’s it all about?

Events, National Events, News, Strategy&Evolution
Strategy & Evolution All those who have mourned the passing of the Sun Run and Malvern can breathe a huge sigh of relief as Gloucestershire Scouts are replacing them with two new events both to be held in Cirencester Park - giving a huge 3'000 acres to play in! For Scout age members Strategy, running the weekend on 12th-14th June 2015, is a day long Incident Hike where teams need to work out which challenges to take on and in which order to maximise their points. The following weekend the new Evolution event for members aged 14+ (and yes that means ALL members over the age of 14!) has a twist – the challenge will change every year and will only be revealed on the day! Both events come with a full weekend of side events, discos, bands etc. Scout Radio spoke to Colin Steward, one of
6th Plympton Scouts hold charity auction

6th Plympton Scouts hold charity auction

Events, News
6th Plympton Scout Group: The 6th Plympton Scout Group are holding a Charity Auction on 22nd February at the Elfordleigh Hotel Golf & Country Club to raise money to be shared between themselves, the Shekinah Mission and The Cystic Fibrosis Trust.The Shekinah Mission in Plymouth runs a drop-in centre for the homeless and provides counselling and advice for those in need. The Cystic Fibrosis Trust promotes excellence in research and clinical care, as well as providing practical support and advice to people with cystic fibrosis and their families. Roger from Scout Radio spoke to one of the Group’s Leaders, Lauren McMillan, about the event and about how people can help by donating items to be auctioned: [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/189957916" params="auto_play=false&
Run To The Fun: An Introduction

Run To The Fun: An Introduction

Events, Jam FM, Jamboree, News, Run To the Fun
Run to The Fun 3 This year Devon County Scouts are running a week long Jamboree based in Mount Edgecumbe Park just outside Plymouth. All the “normal” activities are on offer (including Jam FM run by Scout Radio!) but also a day with the Royal Navy working at the Disaster School learning how to fight a real fire on a ship and how to stop a ship from sinking! The Run to The Fun 3  Jamboree runs from 25th July to the 1st August and bookings stay open until the end of February. The South West in summer...it's got to be good hasn’t it?! Damean Miller is the man in charge of the Activity programme for the Jamboree and he spoke to Scout Radio’s Roger Thorne: [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/189956684" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&
National Scout & Guide Symphony Orchestra

National Scout & Guide Symphony Orchestra

Events, Explorers, National Events, News, Scout Network
Do you love music? Applications are now open for the National Scout and Guide Symphony Orchestra! If you are between 13-25 and play an orchestral instrument you could be joining the orchestra for a fantastic, fun week of music-making between the 26th July and the 2nd August. As part of the course, you’ll be working with sectional tutors, a professional conductor and have the chance to perform in three special concerts open to groups and the public. If you’re interested, you’ll have to be quick as applications close on the 7th February! There are more details at nsgso.com. Kayleigh Poacher spoke to Jill Bowman, the manager of the NSGSO course to chat about the skills you’ll need to impress them and what you can expect from this exciting opportunity: [soundcloud url="https://api.sound
Broadcasting and radio now part of Scout programme

Broadcasting and radio now part of Scout programme

News, Our Show
Scouts in the UK can now be rewarded for radio and audio production, as a slew of new badges have been revealed. Scout Radio, a national active support group supporting young people in the movement to try radio, encouraged the Scout Association to include radio in the new ‘media relations and marketing’ activity badge, which can be completed by Scouts aged 10-14. Martin Steers, active support manager for Scout Radio, said: “It’s fantastic that modern Scouting encourages and supports young people to get involved and discover the world of media. “We’re thrilled that taking part in broadcast radio can help achieve this new badge.” The badge requirements include the option to “Prepare and present an audio or video package about a Scouting event or activity. The report should be accurate, infor
In Conversation With…: Craig Turpie – UK Commissioner for Programme

In Conversation With…: Craig Turpie – UK Commissioner for Programme

In Conversation With
We caught up with Craig Turpie - UK Commissioner for programme and newly elected member of WOSM Committee. We asked him all about himself, the new and changing programme and what WOSM is and what he hopes to achieve. Listen to it in full or the different parts here below: [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/56936415" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]  [fbalbum url="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.970834849593743.1073741843.149589338384969&type=3"]
BBC finds hidden treasure at Jam FM

BBC finds hidden treasure at Jam FM

Jam FM, News, Norjam
BBC Radio Norfolk and Jam FM 107.2 have completed a simulcast on both stations this morning.  BBC Radio Norfolk visited Norjam, the Norfolk Scout & Guide International Jamboree, on the Norfolk Showground as part of their Sunday morning Treasure Quest show. One of the clues they needed to find was located in the Jam FM studios on site.  Jam FM is a RSL radio station for the week long Jamboree run by Scout Radio. Kayleigh Poacher was presenting the breakfast show on Jam FM while BBC Radio Norfolk’s Kathrine Nash hunted for the clue.  For a short time both shows were broadcast on both radio stations. Martin Steers, Scout Radio Manager, said “it’s great that the BBC and local community organisations are working together in this way.  Scout Radio was set up to provide radio stations for lar