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Muslim Scout International Jamboree

Muslim Scout International Jamboree

Events, News
2017 saw the first Muslim Scout International Jamboree at Kibblestone campsite in Staffordshire. Over a thousand Muslim Scouts from as far afield as Indonesia and Australia joined together for a four day programme of activities themed around the planet earth. Its a great experience for all scouts...and even the leaders, they enjoy it [too] [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/335848636" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] For many groups on site this was their first big camp and we caught up with some of them to find out what they have been getting up to. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/335849003" params="color=ff5500&a...
Reunion 2016 – Tim Kidd’s first speech as UK Chief Commissioner

Reunion 2016 – Tim Kidd’s first speech as UK Chief Commissioner

News
Wayne Bulpitt was appointed as the UK Chief Commissioner in May 2009, having been in Scouting since the age of 8. After an incredible term holding the position of UKCC, he's now stepping down and passing the role over onto his deputy Tim Kidd. At a ceremony yesterday hosted at the end of the 90th anniversary of Gilwell Reunion, the handover ceremony for the role of UK Chief Commissioner took place between these two heroes of Scouting. After a tearful farewell to Wayne, Tim took to the stage with his usual air of barely suppressed cheerfulness, and showed in his opening speech just why he is the best choice in the whole of UK Scouting to follow on from Wayne Bulpitt. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/281359396" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=f

Reunion 2016 – Adventure Programme

News, Reunion
Gilwell Reunion is a fantastic place to gather new programme ideas. Scout Radio caught up with a number of the stalls that offer more adventurous activities away from a typical section night. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/281348735" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Stood infant of a number of Jetskis, Paul from Oyster Coast told us about what they can offer on the Kent coast we offer courses and day experiences to Scouting at pretty much cost price Chris from Scout 4x4 Driver training for adults, getting people who don't necessarily know how they work to take them out of their comfort zone to learn new skills. For more news from

Reunion 2016 – What adult support is available?

News, Reunion
The Scout Association is working hard to support leaders and adults within Scouting, and Gilwell Reunion was the place to be this weekend to find out more. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/281344451" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Glenn from the Regional Services team highlighted the need for the support team to be visible, not only at events like Reunion but in other way through the support material It's no good having a new adult in place if there's no support there to back them up The teams were keen for adults to come forward if there was anything they needed a hand with, from adult training to sourcing new leaders and resourc

Reunion 2016 – What can the Scout’ corporate partnerships do for you?

News, Reunion
As well as to have a good time, lots of leaders come to Reunion to learn about the activities and programme ideas they can bring back to their groups for weekly meetings and to go towards their badges. Reunion is a unique opportunity for some of The Scout Association's corporate and charity partners to showcase their contributions to the Scout programme, we sent Josh to find out more. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/281342004" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] The Alzheimers Society are involved with A Million Hands who are encouraging Scouts to become dementia friends. We've had some amazing ones [successes]...we're coming up to 1...
Reunion 2016 – Wayne Bulpitt opens and discusses future

Reunion 2016 – Wayne Bulpitt opens and discusses future

News, Reunion
Its Friday night at Gilwell Reunion 2016, Scout Radio is broadcasting throughout the weekend to over 2400 adult volunteers. UK Chief Commissioner Wayne Bulpitt. opened his last Reunion in the role by asking attendees to have: one amazing party. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/281135049" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Scout Radio's Adam caught up with Wayne immediately following the opening ceremony were he described what reunion means for him: It's the friendship that we get here, for me in particular with Scouting even people that may have a different view than me, people who we've debated things and we've agreed to differ and w
EIJ 2016 – Jam FM

EIJ 2016 – Jam FM

Essex, Essex International Jamboree, Events, Jamboree, News
Held near Chelmsford, the Essex International Janboree is the biggest Scout & Guide event in the UK this year with more than 6,500 young people attending along with their Leaders and almost 2000 staff. Over 100 activities were provided on site to participants who came from 32 countries. Scout Radio was again on site providing a vibrant and exciting radio station throughout the event from a studio in the “village” at the centre of things. When Scouts and Guides from more than 30 countries arrived JAM FM was already on air and rapidly becoming the soundtrack to the Jamboree. Using the latest developments in the Scout Radio studio equipment JAM FM broadcast for eight days with live programmes from 6am until midnight.  Alongside studio based output were outside broadcasts from all the ac
The Scout Memorial Unveiling

The Scout Memorial Unveiling

News
[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/269061232" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] At 12pm on 5 June 2016, the first national memorial to Scouting was unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum. Scout Radio was proud to be in attendance and help to capture the event, which revealed the result of seven years work by the project team - a project that has seen world wide support and recognition. The memorial recognizes the difference Scouting has made to so many, and remembers the huge amount of service given by so many Scouts across communities and throughout the armed forces. It also captures Scouting’s spirit of global friendship and a
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...
In Conversation With: Matt Hyde: UK Chief Commissioner handover

In Conversation With: Matt Hyde: UK Chief Commissioner handover

In Conversation With, News
This episode of ‘in conversation with’ saw Scout Radio talk to the Chief Executive for the Scout Association Matt Hyde. Team leader Martin caught up with him to find out his views on the transition from the outgoing Chief Commissioner Wayne Bulpitt and his successor Tim Kidd. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/249020650" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Matt paid his respects to the great and impressive work Wayne has made since his appointment in May 2009 and also the work achieved in his previous roles: Wayne, in the last seven years, has been central to the growth and change of the movement. Moreover, Matt later talked about his vi