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London Pride 2018

London Pride 2018

FLAGS, News, Pride
The scouts have been attending London pride for 14 years to show our commitment to equality and building a more inclusive society. Starting bright and early in regents park there was chance to meet other members, listen to some of their stories and of course, get glitter on! With the glitter on it was time to head to cavendish square to meet the near million strong crowd and over 300 other organisations taking part in the parade “The atmosphere is amazing here, so good!” Andy Milford - Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 15th Cardiff Whilst everyone at pride has a good time, County Youth Commissioner, Ben, told us how important the support from scouts and pride is to anyone questioning their gender identity. “ As a trans person pride is so important to remember because…even though there are...
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 – 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...
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 – 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...
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 ...