The Scout Association has announced that, from January 2016, the HQ membership fee should not be charged adult members and should be calculated based on young people only. This encourages the idea that volunteering is more attractive to future and current adults when they do not pay a membership fee. The new HQ fee will be collected annually and calculated based on numbers of Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts and Explorer Scouts. The HQ membership fee for all members under 18 will be standardised at £25.50 (£25 for prompt payment) for 2016. The new calculation has been designed so that the total amount of money that the UKHQ receives should not change (based on 2015 census data). Our research shows that 86% of adult fees are already paid locally via the youth subscription or fundraising
What a fantastic day the London Marathon 2015 was, granted the weather wasn't sunny and hot, but apparently it was just right for running! Scout Radio was around the course at various points interviewing the scouting runners and volunteers who take part and help make it happen, we cheered them along and also gave them a big congratulations at the end. Well done to all the Scouting Runners that have taken part and have helped to raise thousands of pounds for national and local scouting causes. For more information about how you could get involved in events like this for scouting head to www.scouts.org.uk/challengeevents Check out below to listen back to all the interviews and more that we recorded for the London Marathon 2015, and check out our Facebook gallery of the event here: [soun...
We interviewed some of the Scout runners and helpers for the London Marathon 2014: [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/30417607" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] Check out the pictures from the event here:
Scout Radio's very own Adam Longhurst ran the London Marathon this year and members of the team were there at the start line to set him on his way. Many other Scouts were running on behalf of the Scout Association and despite the streets being packed tight with many thousands of supporters Scout Radio managed to catch up with many of them throughout the horrendous 26 mile course. We spoke to Stuart Malcolm scout leader at 1st Ferndale and runner for The Scout Association before and after the race and he he told us what a fantastic experience he had running the London Marathon, although hastened to add, it might not be one he rushes to repeat! In true Scouting fashion he tells us he will instead be looking for the next challenge. As well as talking to runners, Scout Radio were lucky en