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Queen Scout Award Interview with Hannah Kentish

Queen Scout Award Interview with Hannah Kentish

Explorers, National Events, News, Scout Network, YouShape
I interviewed UK Youth Commissioner, Hannah Kentish, on top of a mountain within the Arctic Circle. This is a sentence which is seldom uttered by a member of the Scout Association, which is strikingly different to the Wednesday night in the explorer hut where I found myself the week before. Nevertheless, on top of a mountain with the snowline below us, following a gruelling eight hour day on the third day of our Queen Scout Award practice hike Hannah and I sat down for an interview. The Queen Scout Award is the highest award a young person can achieve and consists of nights away, skill, physical activity and service sections followed by an expedition and a residential experience. Anyone from the ages of sixteen to twenty-five can sign up and it can be done in conjunction with the Duke of E...
Gilwell 24

Gilwell 24

Events, Explorers, Gilwell24, National Events
The weekend of the 11th and 12th of July 2015 saw 4,000 Explorer scouts descend on Gilwell Park for 24 hours of action packed fun. The event officially started at 9am on the Saturday until 9am on the Sunday, with the challenge to see how many of the Explorers can stay up the entire time and how many of the activities can they do in that time. Over 100 activities from the Bag Drop, Carnival Rides to a 50 meter downhill waterside. Explorers traveled from around the country and even from Europe to take park, joined at the weekend by the UK Youth Commissioner team, Hannah Kentish said "I am really excited to be here this year  and I think its just awesome the amount of activities you can do on one campsite for 24 hours" and Jay Thompson "its an amazing event and I've been based at the #YouSh...
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...