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Reunion 2017 – The Big Skate Down

Reunion 2017 – The Big Skate Down

News, Reunion
One of the great things about Gilwell Reunion is meeting people with stories to tell. Jon Holder was no different. Jon came into the studio to speak to Andrew and revealed his impressive challenge to travel the length of the UK, from John O Groats to Lands End...on a skateboard. Not only is Jon looking to achieve this, he is hoping to go for the world record I'm speaking to Guiness World Records...I'd like to do it in under 22 days, that is the challenge. When asked about his training regime Jon told us that its all about getting out on the board and tallying up the miles in preparation for the 822 mile ride. I've been out on the road, it does get some looks. I've been doing lots of miles...probably about 25 each day.   All at Scout Radio would like to wish Jon the very best of lu...
Reunion 2017 – Campsites and Activity Centres

Reunion 2017 – Campsites and Activity Centres

Reunion
Across the site at Gilwell Reunion 2017, there was many exhibitors for Adults to try out activities, and what opportunities are available for the young people to experience. Scout Radio had a quick chat with some of activity centres and the other organisations that have amazing opportunities for young people. _________________________________________________________________________________________ Ferny crofts campsite, based in the New Forest can hold a large event with 31 acres of land and a vast amount of activities, some of which are brand new or newly refurbished. “2 Lodges on site with up to 32 Beds in each, one of them has been newly refurbished this year” They can also help out the with young people taking their Duke of Edinburgh award or the Queen Scout award, being able to provi
Craig Turpie – Chairman of the World Scout Committee

Craig Turpie – Chairman of the World Scout Committee

News, Reunion
Whilst at Gilwell Reunion Scout Radio's Adam caught up with Craig Turpie. Craig, who Scout Radio have sat down with many times before, has recently been appointed Chairman of the World Scout Committee.   Adam asked Craig to explain his new role: Essentially its chairing a team of people who are responsible for are responsible for leading the direction of the movement...We have a three year plan that we need to implement on behalf of all the national scout organisations around the world.   Adam also asked Craig to explain further about the World Scout Conference: The World Scout Conference is an opportunity that comes around every three years for the entire movement to come together to talk about the future direction of travel.   When asked on his own goals Craig's Scouti...
Karuna Grant 2017 Winner Announced

Karuna Grant 2017 Winner Announced

News, Reunion
Scout Radio was delighted to speak to Leo from Kaurna Badges this weekend at Gilwell Reunion. Karuna Badges have, over the past few months, been open to applications for the first Karuna Grant Programme. Leo revealed that his belief is that Every Scouting project deserves a little bit of time The recipient of the Karuna Grant will be a motivated youth, patrol, unit or group, who with the help of their Scouting experiences have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and a desire to create a better world. After receiving hundreds of applications Karuna Badges whittled them down to the final two and nn a Scout Radio exclusive interview Leo revealed the winner of the Karuna Grant 2017. To find out the winner listen to Scout Radio's Interview with Leo from Karuna Badges below. [sound...

Reunion 2017 – Our Advertisers and Sponsors

Events, Reunion
Our FM broadcast at Reunion 2017 would not have been possible without the support of our adveristers and sponsors to help cover the costs. We wish to thank them all for their help and support, and would recommend you take a look at who they are and what they have to offer your Scouting experience. Norjam 2018 - Weather Sponsor Norfolk Scout and Guides Jamboree 11th to 18th August 2018 http://www.norjam.org.uk/ Beaudesert - Advert Beaudesert Activity Centre catering for Scouts, Guides & other Youth Organisations http://www.beaudesert.org/ Glasgow Scout Shop - Advert Glasgow Scout Shop for all your Scouting and adventure needs - local, national or interational http://www.glasgowscoutshop.com/ Run To The Fun - Advert Run To The Fun the Devon Scout Jamboree 29th July...
Reunion 2017 – Tim Kidd opens the 91st Gilwell Reunion.

Reunion 2017 – Tim Kidd opens the 91st Gilwell Reunion.

News, Reunion
Its Friday night at Gilwell Reunion 2017, Scout Radio is broadcasting throughout the weekend to over 2400 adult volunteers on site via 87.9fm and online. UK Chief Commissioner Tim Kidd opened his first Reunion this evening. Tim encouraged participants to Remake your old friends...make new friends, say hello to people you don't know, swap stories and enrich your Scouting. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/340526422" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Joined on stage by Hannah Kentish, UK Youth Commission, the pair spoke of their highlights for the weekend. Hannah encouraged participants to attend sessions on Youth Shaped Scouting and s
Reunion 2017 – Caravan Badge

Reunion 2017 – Caravan Badge

Reunion
Our Reunion 2017 Caravan badge is here! A massive thank you goes to our partner Karuna Badges (http://www.karunabadges.com)  for producing the badges, they look absolutely fantastic. The badges have been created as part of the fundraising campaign for our new mobile studio, and thanks to Karuna Badges we have a limited number available to buy at Reunion 2017 for £3 each. Just come and find us on the camp square to say hello, see what we are all about and get your very own badge.   In additon to our badges, if you use the discount code "SCOUTRADIO" when shopping on http://www.karunabadges.com you can get 10% off.
Reunion 2017 – Scout Radio at Gilwell Reunion

Reunion 2017 – Scout Radio at Gilwell Reunion

Reunion
Scout Radio returns to Gilwell Reunion once again in 2017 - this time, we're bigger and better than ever with a full FM radio station you can tune into! Scout Radio will be broadcasting on 87.9fm and online, from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon providing coverage of the entire event. So remember to pack a radio and some batteries, tune in and get involved for a great Reunion. Come see us in the camp square to find out about us, and what we can do for your group or event. Follow us on social media to get regular updates of our coverage, and head to scoutradio.org.uk/reunion for listen again and more.
Scout Radio at the London Marathon 2017

Scout Radio at the London Marathon 2017

London Marathon
The London Marathon is one of the iconic days on the British calendar with thousands running for causes close to their hearts and millions watching on from the course and further afield.  It is a day Scout Radio loves, being able to suppose Scout runners who have dedicated months of their lives to training and fundraising is a privilege. We caught up with some of this years Scout runners, Dave Mills, Kevin Stone, Simon Read and Stuart Wilson at the end of the gruelling 26.2 mile race. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/319621515" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/319621514" params="co
Summit17: Matt Hyde’s thoughts

Summit17: Matt Hyde’s thoughts

National Events
[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/317336269" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] As part of our series of reports from Summit17, The Scout Association's national conference, we caught up with Matt Hyde, the Chief Executive of TSA, at Summit17. Summit17 looked at and asked members what should we will be doing beyond 2018, the year in which Vision 2018 expires. A key part of the weekend was listening to people, Matt discussed how The Association was going to engage with Leaders and other adult members as part of putting the plan together for beyond 2018. "We are asking people: what do they think are the big issues?" Matt also touched on t