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Scout Radio at the London Marathon 2018

Scout Radio at the London Marathon 2018

National Events, News
April in London means one thing, the marathon. Adam & Martin from Scout Radio made their way into Central London to catch up with the wonderful Groups  manning the mile 11 drinks station as well as to cheer on all those running for Scouting. As a spectator you could not wish for a nicer day, and thousand lined the 26.2 mile route around the capital, runners were less impressed with the sun as it brought the hottest London Marathon on record. The mile 11 drinks stations provides a good vantage point for the spectator. Mile 11 is also a good marker for runners as they are far enough into the race to gauge how much of their training has paid off.  It is also a great spot for Scout Radio as we catch the Scout Runners as they go past.  This year was no different and in what has almost be
Reunion 2017 – Harambee For Kenya

Reunion 2017 – Harambee For Kenya

Events, News, Reunion
One of the mainstays of Gilwell Reunion over the past decade has been Harambee For Kenya, who have had their stall on Essex Chase, selling their soapstone carvings and raising awareness for their project helping street children in Kenya. Martin was joined in the studio by Leslie, who told him about the work that Harambe For Kenya do. One of the outcomes of the work that Harambe for Kenya have achieved is getting all of the street children, not only off the street, well fed and educated, but also share Scouting with them. We got them off the streets first so they were safe, they have an education. Some of them have left and work, have families of their own. We've got our first boy going to university and another one going to college and they are all absolutely delightful but they are all ...
Reunion 2017 – John Hemming-Clark

Reunion 2017 – John Hemming-Clark

Events, Reunion, Uncategorised
Sunday's morning show saw the infamous author (in his own words) of 'In you go - a year or two in the life of a Scout Leader' John Hemming-Clark join Martin for a chat about his works. Martin was keen to discover the origins of John's books and was delighted to hear that it was a very Scouting reason that inspired John to write In You Go: When some of my Scouts started putting out feelers about going to the World Jamboree in Japan in 2015 and needed to do some fundraising...I said, "I know, I shall write a book". So I wrote in you go...and donated 50p or £1, depending on how it was sold, to the cause. Not content with writing books for adults and Scout Leaders, John has embarked on writing a number of short stories aimed at the young audience: Horace Horrise- the UKs cheekiest, funniest a
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...